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February 07, 2019 | Comments
The FCC proposed a penalty of $25,000 against Lexington Coal Co., a licensee of 23 private LMR service (PLMRS) stations for its apparent willful and repeated violation of the Communications Act of 1934 and FCC rules. The commission said Lexington engaged in a substantial transfer of control of its stations from Alpha Natural Resources in October 2017 without prior FCC consent.

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February 06, 2019 | Comments
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called on wireless carriers and standards bodies to continue the progress they have made toward implementing rules to improve the geographic targeting of wireless emergency alerts (WEAs). He also called on wireless phone companies, the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) to maintain focus on meeting the required implementation date later this year.

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February 05, 2019 | Comments
Morgan O’Brien’s pdvWireless continues to evolve with an updated business model that includes leasing the company’s 900 MHz spectrum and consulting on private Long Term Evolution (LTE) as it continues to await an FCC decision on its more than four-year-old for broadband operations.

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February 05, 2019 | Comments
The FCC addressed South Dakota’s notifications of construction and requests to waive and/or extend the construction deadline for certain of its Part 22 VHF/UHF paging licenses of its statewide interoperable digital trunked public-safety radio system.

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February 05, 2019 | Comments
The end of December and most of January challenged the nation as the partial government shutdown impacted nearly 1 million federal employees and dozens of federal agencies. The FCC was one of the agencies affected. As the deadline for the budget resolution draws closer and another shutdown looms, an examination of the impact of the shutdown on land mobile filings at the FCC is in order.

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February 04, 2019 | Comments
Christine Calvosa was named the FCC’s chief information officer (CIO).

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February 01, 2019 | Comments
Barnstable High School in Barnstable, Massachusetts, received a notice of unlicensed operation from the FCC that it was operating radio transmitting equipment without authorization.

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February 01, 2019 | Comments
The departments of Commerce and Transportation released the preliminary funding allocations for the 9-1-1 Grant Program that will offer up to $110 million to help states, territories, tribal organizations and the District of Columbia upgrade their 9-1-1 call centers to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities.

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January 31, 2019 | Comments
Geoffrey Starks was sworn in as an FCC commissioner. The Senate approved Starks’ nomination in early January, but he couldn’t take office during the partial government shutdown.

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January 31, 2019 | Comments
The Government Wireless Technology & Communications Association (GWTCA) joined the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC).

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