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FCC and NTIA Announce Workshop on Model City Program for Demonstrating and Evaluating Advanced Wireless Spectrum Sharing Technologies

Date: 
March 16, 2015

By this Joint Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announce the date and location for a workshop on potentially establishing a “Model City” program for demonstrating, evaluating and advancing spectrum sharing innovation. The two-day workshop will be held on April 15-16, 2015, in the Commission Meeting Room, TW-C305, FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.

On July 11, 2014, NTIA and the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) released a Joint Public Notice (DA 14-981) seeking public comment on the establishment of a public-private partnership to create an urban test city to support rapid experimentation and development of policies, underlying technologies, and system capabilities for advanced, dynamic spectrum sharing by wireless devices and systems. As a next step in the possible formation of a Model City program, NTIA and FCC will conduct a public workshop with interested stakeholders from industry, government, and academia. This workshop will further explore different aspects of the Model City program including the concept, scope, governance, process, technical considerations and funding alternatives. A final agenda and list of speakers will be published before the workshop.

Attendance and Webcast:  This forum is open to the public; however, admittance is limited to the seating capacity. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by submitting their names and company or organization affiliations via email to Cecilia Sulhoff, at Cecilia.Sulhoff@fcc.gov, by March 31, 2015. Please use “Model City Workshop 2015 Registration” as the subject line of your email. All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the workshop to allow time to pass through the FCC security process.  The workshop also will be webcast at http://www.fcc.gov/live. For additional registration or logistical information, please contact Ms. Sulhoff via email or by phone at (202) 418-0587.

Accessibility Information: Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation and contact information in case we need more information. Make your request as early as possible by sending an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (TTY). You may also request applicable materials in accessible formats (computer diskettes, large print, audio recording and Braille).

 For additional information about this workshop, please contact Dr. Rangam Subramanian, at Rangam@ntia.doc.gov or (202) 482-4399; Matthew Hussey, at Matthew.Hussey@fcc.gov or (202) 418-3619; or Wendy Wigen, at wigen@nitrd.gov or (703) 292-7921.