Anterix Announces First 900 MHz Utility Exchange Agreement
Thursday, May 14, 2020 | Comments

Anterix reached an agreement with Evergy to exchange frequencies in Evergy's Kansas and Missouri territories, pursuant to the FCC’s 900 MHz order allowing broadband services in the band for the first time.

The agreement provides for the exchange of radio spectrum frequencies in Evergy's service territories, thereby helping to clear the path for broadband licenses to be issued in the future. As stated in Evergy's waiver request filed with the FCC, Evergy intends to “continue deployment of a new digital MOTOTRBO system in early 2020.” Evergy is proactively working with Anterix to help ensure that its equipment is operating on frequencies outside of the FCC's designated broadband spectrum to help minimize future costs or delays.

"With the FCC's recent unanimous vote to enable broadband at 900 MHz, Anterix is focused on working with all incumbent licensees in the broadband allocation to facilitate the retuning process while remaining mindful of the specific needs of incumbents' narrowband operations," said Rob Schwartz, president of Anterix. "Our work with Evergy is another example of the exchange agreements we have completed to date, and we look forward to many more as we pave the way for a 900 MHz broadband future."

"Working with Anterix, we've created a balanced exchange agreement that helps Evergy meet its spectrum needs and further strengthens its operations in its service territory," said, Gary Johnson, senior director, cyber security and infrastructure at Evergy. "The proactive exchange is enabling us to move closer to achieving our channel plan, while helping to prevent further costs and delay for our planned LMR system."

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