WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 - The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association and 17 other organizations and companies on Thursday urged the Federal Communications Commission to finalize rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service.
“We write today to encourage the FCC to remain committed to the rules it adopted in 2015 and affirmed in 2016, and to avoid making changes that could undermine existing investments, market expectations, and the ability of operators and investors to rely on FCC rules,” the group said in the letter.
The FCC approved rules in 2015 to establish the Citizens Broadband Radio Service. This service is planned to create a shared wireless broadband of 3550-3700 MegaHertz band for commercial use.
The letter urges for the FCC to implement a three-tiered system that was already unanimously passed by the FCC in 2015.
The letter goes on to say that any substantial changes that alter the technical rules or the three-tiered system penalize the businesses that already rely on the FCC’s previous decisions.
“The Commission should ensure that any limited changes to its rules are consistent with the vision that has guided industry investment and planning and do not delay commercial service to consumers.”
The letter was written “to encourage the FCC to remain committed to the rules it adopted in 2015 and affirmed in 2016” because of the investment in what was already established.