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[802SEC] FCC Moves to Establish Air Ground Broadband Mobile Service for Passengers Aboard Aircraft, and expand US Gov Use of Commercial Sat Spectrum


A little light reading. We might want to respond to the NPRM on Air Ground Broadband Mobile Service, since the backhaul will improve usage of 802 technologies on board airplanes. Here are the key response time frames for the NPRM:

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


Adopted:  May 9, 2013                                                          Released:  May 9, 2013


Comment Date:  (45 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)

Reply Comment Date:  (75 days after date of publication in the Federal Register)


FCC TAKES STEPS TO MAKE SPECTRUM AVAILABLE FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCHES AND FACILITATE U.S. GOVERNMENT USE OF COMMERCIAL SATELLITE SERVICES.   The Commission took steps to advance the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Industry.  News Release. (Dkt No RM-11341 13-115 ). Adopted:  05/09/2013. News Media Contact: Bruce Romano at (202) 418-2124, email:  OET . Contact Nicholas Oros at (202) 418-0636, email:

EXPANDING ACCESS TO BROADBAND AND ENCOURAGING INNOVATION THROUGH ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AIR-GROUND MOBILE BROADBAND SECONDARY SERVICE FOR PASSENGERS ABOARD AIRCRAFT IN THE 14.0-14.5 GHZ BAND.   The Commission proposes to expand the availability of In-Flight WI-FI. (Dkt No.  13-114 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  05/09/2013 by NPRM. (FCC No. 13-66).  WTB IB OET

AMENDMENT OF PART 2 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES FOR FEDERAL EARTH STATIONS COMMUNICATING WITH NON-FEDERAL FIXED SATELLITE SERVICE SPACE STATIONS; FEDERAL SPACE STATION USE OF THE 399.9-400.05 MHZ BAND, ET AL.   FCC takes steps to Make Spectrum Available For Commercial Space Launches And Facilitate U.S. Government Use of Commercial Satellite Services. Action boosts U.S. leadership in commercial space industry. by NPRM. (Dkt No.  RM-11341 13-115 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  05/09/2013 by NOI. (FCC No. 13-65).  OET


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