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NTIA Comments to FCC in ET Docket No 13-115

September 1, 2021
ET Docket No. 13-115, RM-11341

NTIA, on behalf of the Executive Branch, hereby comments in response to the Commission’s recent Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) in the above-referenced proceeding. The Commission’s proceeding addresses three seemingly separate but interrelated issues involving federal earth stations, launch spectrum, and operation of a new federal environmental sensing satellite.

NTIA Comments on Use of the Automatic Identification System

August 6, 2021
WT Docket No. 21-230

NTIA, on behalf of the Executive Branch, hereby comments in response to the Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the above-referenced proceeding. As discussed in more detail in the attached letter from the U.S. Coast Guard to NTIA, maritime safety requires that the use of radio devices produced for the Automatic Identification System be limited to their intended use – which does not currently include marking fishing equipment.

NTIA Comments on NPRM for Rules Regarding Wireless Microphones in the TV Bands

August 2, 2021
ET Docket No. 21-115; RM-11821

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hereby submits these comments in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the above-captioned proceeding pursuant to its role as the President’s principal adviser on
telecommunications policy and its responsibility to present Executive Branch views to the Commission.

NTIA Comments on Promoting the Deployment of 5G Open Radio Access Networks

July 16, 2021
GN-Docket No. 21-63

NTIA, on behalf of the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government (Executive Branch), submits these comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) Notice of Inquiry in the above-captioned proceeding on open radio access networks (Open RAN). These comments serve as an integrated, cohesive response from numerous agencies within the Executive Branch.

NTIA Comments Regarding 24 GHz Emission Limits

June 28, 2021
21-186 and 14-177

NTIA, in response to the Federal Communication Commission’s Public Notice and on behalf of NOAA and NASA, urges the FCC in these formal comments to harmonize its domestic 24 GHz “out-of-band” emission limits (OOBE limits) with those adopted at the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19). These new OOBE limits, as adopted at WRC-19, would provide for a two-step approach, with an interim stage lasting through September 2027 when more stringent limits would be imposed. NTIA further recommended that the FCC encourage wireless licensees to comply with the more stringent limits even bef

NTIA CBRS American Samoa Protection Letter

April 26, 2021
GN Docket Nos. 15-319 and 17-258

NTIA and the Department of Defense (DoD) have worked closely with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as it implements the rules governing Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the 3550-3700 MHz band in the above-referenced proceedings. The collaborative approach taken by government and industry to share the 3.5 GHz band has enabled commercial access to this primary mid-band spectrum for 5G deployments. This letter is to notify you of the required protection criteria for American Samoa. 

NTIA Letter to FCC re 3450-3550 MHz

February 22, 2021
WT Docket No. 19-348

As a result of the further collaborative efforts between NTIA, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and the FCC, NTIA submitted a letter into the FCC Docket “Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Facilitating Shared Use in the 3100-3550 MHz Band” providing spectrum management details of DoD’s Cooperative Planning Area (“CPA”) and Periodic Use Area (“PUA”) set forth in the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”).   In addition, specific requirements for two of the CPAs, more details on Federal/non-Federal coordination procedures, and other information and views for the rec

NTIA Letter to FCC Chairman Regarding T-Band Grant Program

November 23, 2020

This letter explains the views of NTIA about its obligations under section 6103 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act). In NTIA’s view, the Act provides clearly differentiated responsibilities for the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) and NTIA with respect to the reallocation of the 417-512 MHz (T-Band) spectrum - - the Commission is to reallocate and auction the spectrum and NTIA is to administer a grant program with the auction proceeds to cover the affected public safety entities’ relocation costs.