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Rosenworcel Repeats Plans for 12 GHz Interference Analysis, in Letters to McCarthy, Others

The FCC posted Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s responses Thursday to letters from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and 16 other House members urging the commission in its evaluation of future use of the 12 GHz band to more carefully consider…

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the potential impact of terrestrial operations on the frequency’s incumbent users. McCarthy in June urged the FCC to “carefully balance the need to encourage American innovation and ensure all Americans have broadband no matter where they are when evaluating whether terrestrial services can coexist with these important space-based communications services.” Rosenworcel’s responses to McCarthy and others are the same as her letter to Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., which said the agency is engaged in a complex analysis of potential 12 GHz interference risks (see 2208100063).