FCC Rejects 800 MHz Band Election Rescission Request

The Policy and Licensing Division of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau released an order in WT docket 02-55 today denying a request by License Acquisitions, Inc., to rescind the election by the predecessor licensee to relocate to the enhanced specialized mobile radio (ESMR) portion of the 800 megahertz band as part of the realignment of the spectrum. The division said it treated the request like a waiver and said the company had not met the burden to be granted a waiver.