LA-RICS Gets Relief Sought From FCC

Courtesy: TR Daily

The Policy and Licensing Division of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau today granted relief sought by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) related to T-band licenses.

An order in files 0008483760 et al., 0008485258, and 0008306279 et al. addressed LA-RICS requests seeking a waiver “to extend the construction completion date for multiple licenses in the 470-512 MHz band (T-Band) that are to be integrated into the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS).”

The order acted on (1) “[a] request for extension of time to construct 78 licenses from December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2020, amended by a request for a further extension until December 31, 2022;” (2) “[a] request for waiver of section 90.155(g) of the Commission’s rules to allow acceptance of a late-filed construction extension request for call sign WQXE728;” and (3) “[t]en applications to modify various technical parameters for ten licenses (a subset of the 78 licenses referenced above), and a request for an extended implementation deadline of September 20, 2022 to complete the proposed modifications.

“For the reasons discussed below, we grant the County’s extension requests associated with the applications listed in Appendix A. We also grant the request for waiver to accept the untimely-filed extension request for call sign WQXE728. Finally, we grant the request for modification and extended implementation with respect to the licenses listed in Appendix B, but on our own motion, we extend the implementation deadline until December 31, 2022 in order to establish a uniform expiration date for all the licenses at issue,” the order said. —Paul Kirby,

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