In the Matter of
Review of the Commission’s Rules Governing the
896-901/935-940 MHz Band
pdvWireless, Inc. d/b/a Anterix, Request for
Modification of 900 MHz Temporary Filing Freeze
By this Order, we modify the temporary freeze on the acceptance of certain
applications related to land mobile radio services operating in the 896-901/935-940 MHz (900 MHz) band,
as set forth below, pursuant to a request filed by pdvWireless, Inc. d/b/a Anterix (Anterix). Specifically,
we modify the freeze to provide greater flexibility for 900 MHz band incumbents to relocate out of the
broadband segment that the Commission has proposed in a pending rulemaking proceeding.
In September 2018, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announced a
temporary freeze on the acceptance of applications for new or expanded use of 900 MHz band
frequencies. The purpose of the freeze was to preserve the current landscape of authorized operations in
the 900 MHz band pending Commission action as part of its inquiry into potential rule changes to
promote next-generation technologies and services in the band. The Public Notice noted that licensees
have recourse via the Commission’s waiver provisions to request an exception to the freeze.