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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2017-2018

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Herndon, VA – The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 26, 2017, at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers for 2017-2018 were: • President— Farokh Latif (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International), • Vice President— John Prendergast (The Monitoring Association), and • Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). Also elected to…

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LMCC Supports Priority Access to 800 MHz Spectrum

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December 22, 2016 (Herndon, VA) — In Reply Comments filed today, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) noted the broad support within the Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) community for the proposals made by the FCC in WP Docket 16-261, to improve access to PLMR spectrum. The only area of significant controversy in the industry involves the rules governing priority access to the 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum. The…

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LMCC Members Respond to FCC’s 800 MHz Access Proposals

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November 23, 2016 (Herndon, VA) — In comments filed on November 22, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) supported many of the FCC’s proposals in WP Docket 16-261, but also sought expansion of others. Specific LMCC recommendations included: A majority of the LMCC membership recommended that the FCC should adopt the original six-month, time-limited priority access proposal as suggested by the LMCC, and that all existing 800 MHz incumbents, whether Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT), Public…

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2016-17

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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2016-2017 April 14, 2016 Herndon, VA—The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 12, 2016, in the District of Columbia. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers were: President—Farokh Latif (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International), Vice President—Michele Farquhar, Esq. (Association of American Railroads), and Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise…

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FACs Will Follow Rules as Written

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Herndon, VA – On November 4, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for clarification regarding the intent of Rule Section 90.187(d)(ii)(1)(D), which states that licensees that are not narrowband compliant need not be considered affected parties during analyses conducted by frequency advisory committees (FACs) seeking exclusive-use channels for use within trunked radio systems. Having not heard from the FCC, on December 17 the LMCC…

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LMCC Opposes Joint PCIA and M2M Networks Filing

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Herndon, VA – On December 17, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) filed a letter opposing PCIA’s request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “to eliminate special privileges for incumbent users” in forthcoming Expansion and Guard band spectrum releases following rebanding. The LMCC reminded the FCC that the LMCC Petition proposing to allow incumbents a six-month window in which to file for these channels before applications would be accepted from…

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FCC Asked to Confirm Treatment of Non-Compliant Wideband Licenses

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On November 4, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) asked the Wireless Telecommunications and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureaus of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to confirm the intent of FCC Rule Section 90.187(d)(ii)(1)(D). Today, Business/Industrial Land Transportation (B/ILT) and Public Safety frequency advisory committees routinely process requests for exclusive-use channels (FB8/MO8) without regard to licenses that identify only a non-compliant, wideband emission designator. Justification for this frequency coordination…

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LMCC Delivers Consensus Protocol for VRS to FCC

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Accommodates both Data Telemetry and VRS System Deployments Herndon, VA – Today, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) delivered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its approval proposed “Consensus Protocols for VRS/Data Telemetry Frequency Coordination.” Upon approval by the Commission, particularly the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, it is anticipated that the FCC will issue a Public Notice announcing the date on which…

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Act on Petition Before Releasing 800 MHz EB/GB Spectrum

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Incumbent public safety, business, industrial and SMR licensees should have initial priority Herndon, VA – In an Ex Parte filing, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) has requested that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not release 800 MHz Expansion Band (EB) and Guard Band (GB) spectrum in additional National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions where rebanding has been completed pending the outcome of the Petition for Rulemaking that…

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Frequency Coordination Critical in Licensing Interstitial Channels, says LMCC

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Expansion of technology options adds complexity to frequency assignment process Herndon, VA – In its May 26, 2015, filing before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) submitted for the FCC’s and the industry’s consumption a matrix specifying derated interference contours for all known combinations of adjacent channel system types to be used by participating 800 Mhz frequency advisory committees when coordinating full power, interstitial 12.5…

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