HERNDON, Va. & WOODLAND PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) and pdvWireless (NASDAQ:PDVW) announce today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has placed on Public Notice the organizations’ proposed rules related to their joint Petition for Rulemaking to realign the Part 90 land mobile radio 900 MHz band. The Public Notice seeks comment on the proposed rules outlining procedural and technical operating parameters and processes related to the administration and sequence of the proposed realignment.
“EWA and pdvWireless have listened to feedback and comments from affected entities and these proposed rules are intended to be responsive to their concerns,” said Mark Crosby, President and CEO of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance. He continued, “The rules are based, wherever possible, on procedures and regulations adopted by the FCC for realignments in other spectrum bands and seek to balance incumbents’ rights with public policy goals of using spectrum more efficiently with new technology.”
Morgan O’Brien, Vice Chairman of pdvWireless, also commented, “We are pleased with the FCC’s prompt action placing the proposed rules on Public Notice. This continues the momentum towards building a complete record on which the FCC can consider the realignment proposal.” He added that, “We will continue to meet with interested parties, including critical infrastructure entities, during the nine week comment and reply comment period to ensure that the proposed rules address their concerns to continue use of narrowband technology, provide a seamless transition and respond to their interest in broadband service with priority access.”
The Public Notice seeks comments by June 29, 2015 and reply comments by July 14, 2015. The Public Notice can be viewed on the EWA website at www.enterprisewireless.org and the pdvWireless website at www.pdvwireless.com/investors/filings/fcc-filings.
EWA is an FCC-certified frequency advisory committee that provides license preparation, spectrum management and associated services to business enterprises, public safety entities and wireless sales and service organizations. Membership within EWA is open to users of wireless communications systems, vendors, system operators and service organizations. EWA is the creator of Cevo™, the industry’s first multiple platform program for automated frequency inquiries. EWA publishes its e-newsletter Insider™ and Wireless Connections e-magazine, provides regulatory updates, offers the Enterprise Wireless Solutions Center® and co-hosts the annual Wireless Leadership Summit, a showcase for wireless technology and the latest in business operations. Additional information about membership and services is available at www.enterprisewireless.org.
About Pacific DataVision d/b/a pdvWireless:
Pacific DataVision d/b/a pdvWireless (NASDAQ: PDVW) is a recognized leader in mobile workforce communications and location based solutions that increase the productivity of field-based workers and the efficiency of their dispatch and call center operations. pdvWireless will also be launching the largest private push-to-talk network in major markets throughout the United States. Its patented and industry-validated technology improves team communication and field documentation across a wide array of industries including transportation, distribution, construction, hospitality, waste management and field service. pdvWireless’ Chairman, Brian McAuley and Vice Chairman, Morgan O’Brien, were co-founders of Nextel Communications and have over 60 years of experience in two-way radio operations and FCC regulatory matters. pdvWireless is headquartered in Woodland Park New Jersey. Visit www.pdvwireless.com for more information.
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