FCC Extends Conditional Authorization of Key Bridge’s CBRS ESC
Monday, June 21, 2021 | Comments

The FCC extended its conditional approval of Key Bridge’s environmental sensing capability (ESC) for the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) to December 31.

Key Bridge received conditional approval for commercial operation of its ESC on July 14, 2020. That approval was conditioned on successful resubmission and laboratory of the latest version of its ESC software before December 31. On December 21, the FCC extended the deadline for Key Bridge to retest its software to June 30. On June 10, Key Bridge submitted a letter requesting a further six-month extension of the retesting deadline.

Key Bridge said that despite ongoing good faith efforts, Key Bridge has been unable to coordinate access to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (NTIA-ITS) lab to retest its ESC capability due to access restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since Key Bridge has been unable to access the NTIA-ITS facilities due to circumstances beyond its control arising directly from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we find that there is good cause to extend the deadline for Key Bridge to retest its ESC software,” the FCC said.

Once the testing is done, Key Bridge must submit the results to FCC. If the updated ESC software does not pass the required tests, Key Bridge must then case operations of its ESC.

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