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PSHSB Provides Notice of Early Termination of 700 MHz Broadband Lease

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Released: June 28, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 12-1031
Released: June 28, 2012

PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU PROVIDES INFORMATION

CONCERNING THE EARLY TERMINATION OF THE 700 MHZ PUBLIC SAFETY

BROADBAND LONG TERM DE FACTO TRANSFER LEASE HELD BY THE CITY OF MESA,

ARIZONA

PS Dockets No. 06-229; 12-94

By this public notice,1 the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) provides
information concerning the early termination by the City of Mesa, Arizona (Mesa) of a long term de facto
transfer lease agreement entered into between Mesa and the Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST).2 The
lease authorizes Mesa to pursue deployment and operation of a public safety broadband network in the 700
MHz public safety broadband spectrum (763-768/793-798 MHz), which is licensed on a nationwide basis to
the PSST.3 In a May 24, 2012 letter addressed to Harlin McEwen, Chairman of the PSST, Mesa provided
notice of its decision to terminate the lease agreement.4 On May 29, 2012, the PSST filed notice of the
lease’s early termination, including a copy of Mesa’s letter, in PS Dockets 06-229 and 12-94.5 The PSST’s
filing states that the lease termination became effective June 23, 2012, i.e., thirty days following its and the
Bureau’s receipt of Mesa’s May 24 letter.6
For further information about this Public Notice, please contact Erika E. Olsen, Senior Legal Counsel,
Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, at (202) 418-2868 or erika.olsen@fcc.gov.
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1 This public notice is issued pursuant to Section 1.9030(g)(4) of the Commission rules. See 47 C.F.R. § 1.9030(g)(4).
2 See Public Safety Spectrum Trust Filing, PS Docket 06-229 (filed Aug. 6, 2010) (Mesa Lease Agreement). Mesa entered the lease
“as administrative manager of the TOPAZ Regional Wireless Collective.” See id.
3 See Requests for Waiver of Various Petitioners to Allow the Establishment of 700 MHz Interoperable Public Safety Wireless
Broadband Networks, PS Docket 06-229, Order, 25 FCC Rcd 5145 (2010) (Waiver Order) (granting “the City of Mesa, AZ and the
TOPAZ Regional Wireless Collective” a waiver to pursue deployment in the public safety broadband spectrum under a lease from
the PSST); see also Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Approves Long Term De Facto Transfer Spectrum Lease
Agreements Filed by Conditional Waiver Recipients to Establish 700 MHz Interoperable Public Safety Wireless Broadband
Networks, 25 FCC Rcd 12673 (PSHSB 2010) (approving Mesa’s lease agreement).
4 See Public Safety Spectrum Trust Filing, PS Docket 06-229, PS Docket 12-94 at 2 (filed May 29, 2012) (Mesa Lease Termination
Notice). Mesa provided courtesy copies of the letter by email to David S. Turetsky, Chief of the Bureau, and Jennifer A. Manner,
Deputy Chief.
5 See id.
6 See id. at 1. See also Mesa Lease Agreement at 3 (providing that “Lessee may terminate this Agreement at the Lessee’s option,
upon 30-days written notice to the PSST and the Bureau”).

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