Tribal Webinar: Broadband Engineering Basics and Spectrum Licensee Obligations

2:00 pm EST

The Office of Native Affairs and Policy and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau held a free, two-hour informational webinar for Tribal spectrum licensees seeking to provide broadband and other advanced wireless communications services on their rural Tribal lands.  The webinar included an overview of basic engineering considerations involved in network design, with a focus on networks using 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and unlicensed spectrum.  The webinar also reviewed responsibilities and duties that come with a spectrum license.  This webinar may be of particular interest to Tribal entities that applied for licenses to use 2.5 GHz spectrum through the Commission’s Rural Tribal Priority Window.

The webinar took place from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern Time, on Thursday, January 7, 2021.


2:00 – 2:05 p.m.: Welcome

2:05 – 3:00 p.m.: Broadband Engineering Basics
  Tom Derenge, Deputy Chief, Mobility Division

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.: Spectrum Licensees Responsibilities and Duties
  Nadja Sodos-Wallace, Special Counsel, Broadband Division
  Catherine Schroeder, Attorney Advisor, Broadband Division

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.: Questions

The event was webcast with open captioning. 

For questions about the webinar, please send an email to native@fcc.gov.