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Land Mobile Communications Council Elects Board of Directors for 2018-2019

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The membership of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) elected its Board of Directors during its annual meeting on April 18, 2018, at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C. Elected to the Board of Directors as officers for 2018-2019 were: President— David Smith (Forest Industries Telecommunications), Vice President— Brett Kilbourne (Utilities Technology Council), and Secretary/Treasurer—Mark Crosby (Enterprise Wireless Alliance). Also elected to the Board of Directors as At-Large members were: Doug…

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LMCC Requests Meeting with Enforcement Bureau to Confront Use of Non-Rule Compliant Asian Wireless Devices

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The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) today submitted a letter to Ms. Rosemary Harold, Chief, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau, requesting “a meeting with Enforcement Bureau management personnel for the purpose of identifying public relations, educational, enforcement and other potential activities that will serve to address the widespread use of non-rule compliant wireless devices, whose access, illegal use and distribution has reached epidemic proportions.” In the letter signed by…

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LMCC Urges FCC to Apply Industry License Renewal and Discontinuance of Operation Standards to Public Safety

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In an ex parte letter filed July 21, 2017, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) urged the FCC to include Public Safety in its category of licensees subject to the proposed rules on license renewal and discontinuance of operations. As written, the Second Report and Order (Order) excludes Public Safety licensees from the rule’s obligations, holding this license pool to a different standard, and does not take into consideration a…

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LMCC Seeks Retention of Coordination Rules

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Herndon, VA – In response to a Public Notice seeking comment on possible elimination or revision of Federal Communications Commission rules, the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) suggested that two Part 90 rules, listed for review, should remain without modification. Adopted in the year 2000, rule sections 90.35(b)(2)(ii) and (iii) facilitate coordination and compatibility between and among numerous Industrial (I/B) radio service users that may share certain Business/Industrial channels. Specifically,…

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LMCC Supports Modified Access to Alarm Channels

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Herndon, VA – The Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and The Monitoring Association (TMA) have jointly submitted suggested revisions to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules governing access to central station alarm frequencies as well as related coordination protocols. The revisions and protocols were submitted in response to an FCC effort to enhance access to these designated channels. The rule revisions propose to allow increased access to certain central station channels…

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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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