On November 1, 2019, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“Bureau”) released a Public Notice (“Notice”) announcing the launch of a webpage to provide information about the upcoming Rural Tribal Window that will provide Tribal entities the opportunity to apply for unassigned 2.5 GHz spectrum (WT Docket No. 18-20). Specifically, the website provides access to a mapping tool that can be used by Tribes to assess whether and to what extent there is unassigned 2.5 GHz spectrum available over their eligible Tribal lands.
The Notice also announces that the FCC is planning to host a workshop at its headquarters tentatively scheduled for mid-December to provide additional information. Further information about the Rural Tribal Window, including the dates and specifics about the application filing process, and the upcoming workshop, will be posted on the Rural Tribal Window website.
Please note that the dates and procedures for the Rural Tribal Window have not yet been established. Once announced, they will be posted to the website.
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