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Waiver of 5.9 GHz Band Rules to Permit Initial Deployment of Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Technology

April 18, 2023

On November 20, 2020, the Commission released the 5.9 GHz First Report and Order, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Order of Proposed Modification, which adopted new rules for the 5.9 GHz band.1 The Report and Order (5.9 GHz First R&O) made spectrum available for unlicensed uses by designating the lower 45 megahertz of the band (5.850-5.895 GHz) for unlicensed operations while continuing to dedicate the upper 30 megahertz (5.895-5.925 GHz) for intelligent transportation systems (ITS).2 The 5.9 GHz First R&O said the Commission would permit existing and future Part 90 ITS li

NTIA Transmittal of FAA Letter Regarding Ericsson Waiver Request

December 14, 2022
Docket 22-298

NTIA submits the attached letter from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for inclusion in the above-captioned docket involving a waiver request by Ericsson to enable multiband devices for the 3.45 GHz and 3.7 GHz services. NTIA supports the FAA withdrawal of its concerns regarding the waiver, specifically in terms of out-of-band emissions into the 4.2-4.4 GHz band.

NTIA Comments on Considering Expanding Use of the 12.7-13.25 GHz Band for Mobile Broadband or Other Expanded Use

December 14, 2022
GN Docket No. 22-352

NTIA, on behalf of the Executive Branch and consistent with its responsibility to ensure that the views of the Executive Branch are effectively presented to the Commission, provides these comments in response to the Notice of Inquiry (NOI). There are a variety of federal uses of 12.7-13.25 GHz and adjacent bands, as well as commercial uses that are important to federal missions. NTIA, therefore, is concerned about the potential for harmful in-band and adjacent-band interference if the 12.7-13.25 GHz band (12.7 GHz band) is repurposed as contemplated in the NOI.

NTIA Reply Comments on Border Gateway Protocol Security Vulnerabilities

May 11, 2022
PS Docket No. 22-90

The security of communications is a vital concern, and NTIA appreciates the undertaking by the Commission to solicit public comments on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) security vulnerabilities. Malicious BGP activity as well as inadvertent BGP anomalies are tremendously detrimental. To address these security vulnerabilities, NTIA has several suggestions for the Commission. 

Comments of NTIA on Use of the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz, and the 94.1-95 GHz (70/80/90 GHz) Bands for Rural Broadband Access

December 29, 2021
WT Docket No. 20-133

NTIA, in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
(NASA), the Department of Commerce (DOC), and the Department of Air Force (DAF), provides the attached comments in response to the Public Notice in the above-captioned rulemaking docket to supplement the Commission’s record on use of the 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz, and the 94.1-95 GHz (70/80/90 GHz) bands for rural broadband access.  The Public Notice in particular sought comment on the use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) in these bands.