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Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands/Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band

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Released: February 1, 2010

Federal Communications Commission

DA 10-215

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of
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Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands
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ET Docket No. 04-186
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Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices
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ET Docket No. 02-380
Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band
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ORDER

Adopted: February 1, 2010

Released: February 1, 2010

By the Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology:
1.
On November 25, 2009, the Office of Engineering and Technology released a Public Notice in
the above captioned proceeding inviting proposals from entities seeking to be designated as a TV band
device database manager.1 Nine parties submitted proposals by the January 4, 2010 due date. Interested
parties were invited to submit comments on the proposals by February 3, 2010 and reply comments by
February 18, 2010.
2.
On January 27, 2010, the Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc. (“MSTV”) filed a
request for a four business day extension of the comment deadlines. MSTV states that additional time is
necessary to allow for full and reasoned comment given the volume and complexity of the proposals.2
3.
The Commission does not routinely grant extensions of time in rule making proceedings.
However, we do believe that additional time is warranted in this case due to the number of proposals
received and the complex technical issues raised therein. Providing a short extension of the comment
deadlines will provide interested parties with an opportunity to fully analyze and respond to the nine
proposals filed.
4.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to the delegated authority contained in 47 C.F.R. §§
0.31 and 0.241(a), that the time period for filing comments in the above captioned proceeding IS
EXTENDED to February 9, 2010, and the time period for filing reply comments IS EXTENDED to
February 24, 2010.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
Julius P. Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology


1 See “Office of Engineering and Technology Invites Proposals from Entities Seeking to be Designated TV Band
Device Database Managers”, Public Notice, DA 09-2497, ET Docket No. 04-186, rel. Nov. 25, 2009.
2 See Motion for Brief Extension of Time in ET Docket No. 04-186, filed by the Association for Maximum Service
Television, Inc., January 27, 2010.

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