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Released: March 5, 2014

Federal Communications Commission

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DA 14-304

Released: March 5, 2014



WT Docket No. 10-4

Comment Date: March 20, 2014
Reply Comment Date: March 27, 2014

On February 26, 2014, ClearRF filed a request with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to
make an “equivalent protection” showing pursuant to Section 20.21(e)(10) of the Commission’s rules.1 In
the Signal Booster Report and Order, the Commission stated that any Consumer Signal Booster
manufacturer which could not meet the technical parameters in Sections 20.21(e)(1)-(9) of its rules could
still satisfy the Network Protection Standard in Section 20.21(e) if the manufacturer could demonstrate
that the booster provided equivalent protections.2 ClearRF states that its wideband, direct connect
consumer signal booster, ClearRF Model Number WRE2710, does not meet Sections 20.21(e)(8)(i)(B)
and 20.21(e)(8)(i)(C)(2)(iii) of the Commission’s rules, but nonetheless provides equivalent protections to
the Network Protection Standard. By this Public Notice, we invite interested parties to file comments on
the above Request filed by ClearRF.
All publicly available information regarding ClearRF’s Request is attached to this Public Notice.
Pursuant to sections 1.415 and 1.419 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §§ 1.415, 1.419, interested
parties may file comments and reply comments on or before the dates indicated above. All such filings
should refer to

WT Docket No 10-4

. Comments may be filed using the Commission’s Electronic
Comment Filing System (ECFS). See Electronic Filing of Documents in Rulemaking Proceedings, 63 FR
24121 (1998).

Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the

Paper Filers: Parties that choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing.
If more than one docket or rulemaking number appears in the caption of this proceeding, filers
must submit two additional copies for each additional docket or rulemaking number.

1 47 C.F.R. § 20.21(e)(10).
2 Amendment of Parts 1, 2, 22, 24, 27, 90 and 95 of the Commission’s Rules to Improve Wireless Coverage
Through the Use of Signal Boosters, Report and Order, 28 FCC Rcd 1663, ¶¶ 75-76 (2013).

Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by first-
class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.

All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary
must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th St., SW, Room TW-A325,
Washington, DC 20554. The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries
must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any envelopes and boxes must be
disposed of before entering the building.

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Mail) must be sent to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.

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Street, SW, Washington DC 20554.
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille,
large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer &
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).
All filings must be addressed to the Commission’s Secretary, Marlene H. Dortch, Office of the
Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554. Parties
should also send a copy of their filings to Joyce Jones, by e-mail to Parties must
also serve one copy with the Commission’s copy contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (BCPI), Portals
II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, (202) 488-5300, or via e-mail to
Documents are available for public inspection and copying during business hours at the FCC
Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554.
The documents may also be purchased from BCPI, telephone (202) 488-5300, facsimile (202) 488-5563,
TTY (202) 488-5562, e-mail
Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Contact: Joyce Jones at (202) 418-1327 or
By the Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

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