NHMC Joins 15 Nonprofit Groups in a Letter Urging the Federal Communications Commission to Reject the Cellular Industry’s Efforts to Upend the Spectrum Sharing Framework

On June 19, 2017, NHMC joined other civil rights organizations in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), urging the agency to continue its implementation of the historic innovation in spectrum policy and reject CTIA’s proposal to change the Priority Access License framework. CTIA’s proposal will make it incredibly difficult for rural operators, market entrants, and individual venues to get into the market or sustain themselves.

The letter urges the FCC to continue on its course, which better serves the public interest. “The more open, flexible and localized approach to dynamic spectrum sharing represented by CBRS will be a boon to consumer welfare, rural broadband access, and to schools, libraries and many other venues that can deploy and customize their own private LTE networks.”