On July18, 2016, Jay Monroe, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Globalstar, Inc. (“Globalstar”),spoke by telephone with Edward “Smitty” Smith, Legal Advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler, regarding theabove-captioned proceeding.1Mr.Monroe urged that the Commission expeditiouslyadoptrules in thisproceedingto authorize an innovative broadband service,Terrestrial Low Power Service (“TLPS”). Such rules wouldserve the public interest by adding 22 megahertz to the nation’s broadband spectrum inventoryand alleviating congestion in the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Simply put, consumers will be better off with the expanded capacity made available via TLPS. Pursuant to section 1.1206(b)(2) of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.1206(b)(2), this ex partenotificationisbeing filed electronically for inclusion in the public record of the above-referenced proceeding.
D a m n I put Pcstel, Sat and kinsma on ignore and lo and behold there is hardly anything to read on this board since they make 95% of the postings.
Sure took them long enough to initiate testing of the 2.4 GHz ISM band. I would have thought after a month and a half since getting permission, they should have completed it by now.
Re: Notice of Ex Parte Communications
Use of Spectrum Bands Above 24 GHz for Mobile Radio Services, GN Docket No.14-177;
IB Docket Nos. 15-256 and 97-95; RM-11664, WT Docket No. 10-112 (“Spectrum
Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks,
IB Docket No. 13-213; Amendments to Rules for the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of
Mobile Satellite Service Systems, RM-11685 (“TLPS”)
Dear Ms. Dortch:
On July 6, 2016, representatives of Microsoft Corporation met in separate meetings
with Edward Smith and Ariel Diamond, Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler; and Johanna
Thomas, Office of CommissionerJessica Rosenworcel. Microsoft was represented by Michael
Daum, Principal Technology Policy Strategist; Paula Boyd, Director, Government and
Regulatory Affairs; and the undersigned. On July 7, 2016, Mr. Daum, Ms. Boyd and the undersigned
met in separate meetings with Brendan Carr, Office of Commissioner Ajit Pai; Daudeline Meme,
Office of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn; Erin McGrath, Office of Commissioner Michael
O’Rielly; and Julius Knapp, Michael Ha and Brian Reagan, Office of Engineering and Technology.
The focus of each meeting was the significant broadband potential of the bands identified in
the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding referenced above.
Microsoft expressed its support for the Commission’s proposal to make the 60 to
71 GHz spectrum band available for unlicensed use, and encouraged the Commission once
its rules were final to move quickly to ensure that it was adopted as the U.S. position in the
World Radio Conference process. Microsoft also encouraged the Commission to extend the
unlicensed 60 GHz band framework beyond 71 GHz to 72.5 GHz in order to create four
rather than three WiGig channels and urged the Commission to allocate the 72.5 to 76 GHz
My thinking is if he doesn't have the votes now, I don't see him getting them in the next month or two. This will be taken off circulation, and in limbo we go again. I'd like to see some good news, maybe at least the new phone coming out and some possible deals with it. This feels like Chinese Water Torture.
I'd like to know what the FCC is waiting for? Both sides have filed their expartes and apparently the R&O was rewrote. What it taking so long to vote on it?
I agree 100% he has been on here every day posting post after post. If he was globetrotting, he must be staying in the hotel room on the computer all day long. My guess is he was ruined financially and lives in a dream world, probably an alcoholic trying to drink his troubles away.
If approval is not soon it won't happen at all. All concessions have been made. If commissioners still decide not to vote or vote no, then even with all their speeches about increasing wifi, and reducing spectrum congestion, promoting innovation and competition, they really are just looking out for big boys lining their pockets.
Ok Vic, lets say your idea of the R&O is correct. How would that affect deploying TLPS in foreign countries. Is it on hold until the year is up and GSAT gets full approval, or can they start deploying when the current R&O is approved? If they have to wait, I still see the financial burdens being a giant hammer over their heads and not sure they have the resources to go beyond 2017, unless they are able to sign deals. That will be decided by what a Location is. Could it be a business that has multiple locations, or is it like just a single school or university?
I'll say this, if we don't get a yes vote by end of July, I don't think one will come. They will take off circulation. Everything has been said by both sides, its time to make a decision. Either you, The FCC Commission, who touts expanding wifi, increasing competition and ingenuity, and striving to connect all of America, don't vote yes, your all gas bags with no honor and duty to your positions.
If it is proved that his e-mail was a signal for Google or other shorts to sell, then may a bus run over him as he leaves the FCC office for the last time.
Still have rest of today and all of tomorrow, however, these predictions haven't come to fruition over the last 1-1/2 yrs.
I'm dreaming, but would love there to be a bidding battle between the four majors: Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, and what the heck throw in a couple of oversea firms Alibaba, Samsung. Push this thing to 50-60 dollar range.
If that were true, then why hasn't Globalstar deployed overseas yet? They could be making money and relieving the debt they have, maybe even paying it off.
These damn commissioners all say the right thing, but their actions don't support what they are saying. Too much like politicians during a campaign, say whatever the group of people in front of you wants to hear. Then get into office and not do a damn thing, but take money from special interest groups and pad their retirement. I think people in England just got tired of it and thats why they voted to leave the EU, and that may be why they vote for Trump over hear.
It will also be nice to get all these bashers to go into oblivion for a while. Not naive enough to say forever, although that would be nice.