During the afternoon session, James Schlichting, deputy chief of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
, responded to a range of committee member inquiries regarding the AWS auction, TV white spaces, sunset of analog requirements, migratory birds, cell towers, the upcoming DTV transition and related 700 MHz auction.
The Federal Communications Law Journal's ("Journal") invitation to submit an Essay for this occasion referenced my former position as Chief of the Federal Communication Commission's ("FCC") Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
. While I do not intend to suggest that the 1996 Act is irrelevant to the wireless industry, it does not loom nearly as large as, say, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 ("OBRA"), (2) which has been far more significant in shaping the growth of the wireless industry.
In October 2004, the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(WTB) launched the Rural Wireless Community VISION Program to advance the deployment of broadband wireless telecommunications across rural America.
This argument found receptive ears at the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
, notwithstanding educators' rebuttals that they have been providing millions of students with a wealth of instructional services, and their plans to provide interactive wireless educational services once the FCC overhauls the ITFS band plan and technical rules.
Muleta, chief of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
in Washington, D.C.
As previously reported in NCW, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(WTB) has been conducting an audit of the construction and operational status of Private Land Mobile Radio stations.
To switch carriers, customers will have to verify their identities with the companies, said Chelsea Fallon, a spokeswoman for the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
(WTB) is auditing the status of all the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) stations licensed on frequencies below 512 MHz.
More information about the audit is available by calling the FCC toll-free at (888) 225-5322 (select option 2 when the voice mail menu is offered) or by visiting the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
's Web site at www.fcc.gov/wtb/