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Airport Officials Urge FCC AeroMACS Rules

The FCC was asked to update rules on aeronautical utility mobile stations known as squitters and adopt service rules for aeronautical mobile airport communications systems, or AeroMACS that provide broadband capability for ground operations (see 1906060056). Parts were controversial on…

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a 2019 NPRM (see 1909040057). The WiMAX Forum asked for rules four years ago, said Wednesday's posting in docket 19-140. Airports Council International-North America, the Chicago Department of Aviation and Massachusetts Port Authority were among those on a call with an aide to acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. The commission and a lawyer for the forum declined comment.