Federal Filings

PCIA & The HetNet Forum Comments re Modernizing the E-Rate Program

7/10/14 - PCIA submitted an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, in support of T-Mobile in the case of T-Mobile South LLC v. City of Roswell, Georgia. PCIA petitioned the Court to reverse the Eleventh Circuit’s ruling and uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) key mission under the Telecommunications Act of 1996: “encourag[ing] the deployment on a reasonable and timely basis of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans” by removing arbitrary obstacles to infrastructure investment.

PCIA called on the Court to adopt the approach used in a majority of Federal Circuit Courts in enforcing the Act’s provision requiring localities to issue a written explanation based on substantial evidence if they choose todeny a wireless siting application. Too often in those Circuits that do not follow the majority approach, PCIA noted, communications providers such as T-Mobile are not adequately informed as to why a locality turned down their siting application, thus frustrating expedited judicial review as required by the Telecommunications Act and undermining the national goal of delivering wireless broadband services to all Americans.


PCIA & The HetNet Forum Comments re Modernizing the E-Rate Program

9/16/13 - PCIA comments urging the FCC to adopt reforms to E-rate that support a “whole networks” approach to funding, including support for internal networks, provide greater flexibility in prioritization of upgrades and investigate how to incentivize state and local governments to streamline regulatory barriers that might impede development of the wireline and wireless infrastructure that supports the mobile classroom.


PCIA Ex Parte re Wireless Network Performance

PCIA ex parte letter expressing concerns regarding a Consumers Union’s proposal that the FCC initiate a rulemaking about wireless network performance. PCIA believes that a Notice of Inquiry or Public Notice is a more suitable vehicle to explore whether the metrics proposed by Consumers Uniion will be helpful to both the FCC and consumers.


PCIA & The HetNet Forum Comments re FCC RF Rules

9/3/13 - PCIA & The HetNet Forum comments re FCC's radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits and policies.


PCIA & The HetNet Forum Reply Comments re 5 GHz Spectrum Band

8/15/13 - PCIA & The HetNet Forum reply comments re the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on amending Part 15 of its rules regarding operation of Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure devices in the 5 GHz band.


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