On December 5, 2019, the Commission released a Public Notice (“Notice”) announcing that, on November 25, 2019, three Petitions for Reconsideration were filed in the Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band proceeding, in response to the July 2019 2.5 GHz Report and Order, on behalf of: the National Congress of American Indians (“NCAI”); the Hawaii Broadband Initiative (“HBI”); and the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition, Consortium for School Networking, State Educational Technologies Directors Association, American Library Association, Nation Digital Inclusion Alliance, the Nebraska Department of Education, Utah Education and Telehealth Network, Council of Chief State School Officers, A Better Wireless, and Access Humboldt (“Joint Petitioners”) (WT Docket No. 18-120).
The NCAI asks the Commission to reconsider its definition of “eligible tribal lands,” requesting that it re-open its off-reservation designation process, and reconsider the requirement that an area must be both “rural” and “tribal” to qualify for the Tribal Priority Window. The HBI asks the Commission to reconsider its decision to omit Native Hawaiians from the list of eligible entities for the Tribal Priority Filing Window. The Joint Petitioners ask the Commission to reconsider the decision to eliminate the educational eligibility requirements for EBS spectrum and the decision not to provide educators with a priority window for the opportunity to apply for unassigned EBS spectrum, particularly in rural areas.
On Tuesday, December 18, 2019, the Commission published the Public Notice in the Federal Register therefore establishing the opposition dates:
Oppositions to the Petitions are due January 2, 2020.
Replies to Oppositions are due January 13, 2020.
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