Several AT&T-affiliated entities (AT&T) have filed a Petition for Rulemaking requesting that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) open a rulemaking proceeding to amend its rules governing Wireless Communications Service (WCS) Spectrum Blocks C and D in the 2.3 GHz band. AT&T states that the revisions would enable spectrum use for in-flight connectivity service while also protecting operations in the adjacent Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service (SDARS) spectrum from harmful interference. The petition seeks revisions to construction requirements, power limits, and out-of-band emission limits. It also proposes a new SDARS coordination rule. Comments on AT&T’s petition are due on September 22, 2014, and replies are due October 6, 2014.
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