FCC Denies Petitions Seeking Reconsideration of 2.5 GHz Order


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has denied two petitions, filed by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), asking for reconsideration of its 2.5 GHz Report and Order.  The FCC also granted the withdrawal of another petition filed by Hawai’i Broadband Initiative.  The petition filed by NCAI sought reconsideration of the Commission’s decision to focus the Tribal Priority Window opportunity on rural Tribal lands while the petition filed by SHLB asked that the FCC reinstate the eliminated eligibility restrictions and create a window for additional educational use of the band.  Ultimately, the Commission denied those petitions by reaffirming the framework of the 2.5 GHz band and noting that the petitions relied on repeated arguments that have already been considered and rejected previously.

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