Wireless industry News » Dish Chairman Pushes FCC Chiefs on Spectrum Rules
Dish Network Chairman and former CEO Charlie Ergen held a series of high-level meetings with FCC officials this week urging the agency to allow it to use 40 MHz of satellite spectrum for cellular services.
Ergen and four other Dish Network executives on Tuesday met with all of the FCC's commissioners, the head of the wireless bureau and Chairman Julius Genachowski's chief of staff, according to an Ex Parte document filed yesterday.
"During the meetings, we urged the Commission to adopt final rules... to enable Dish to proceed with its planned wireless initiatives," the company said. "Dish needs regulatory certainty on the AWS-4 rules before it can fully undertake development activities."
The FCC is considering a proposal that would allow Dish Network to use 40 MHz of spectrum acquired from bankrupt satellite companies DBSD and TerreStar for an LTE-Advanced network. The agency's pleading cycle on the rules has closed, but it has yet to issue a formal order. Read the full article