On August 21, NRECA along with Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Utilities Technology Council (UTC), American Gas Association (AGA), American Public Power Association (APPA), American Petroleum Institute (API), APCO International, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) filed an open letter with the FCC outlining key issues and operating principles for the 6 GHz multi-stakeholder group. The letter emphasizes addressing testing, processes, and best practices to prevent, detect, and eliminate interference to mission-critical communications that are essential for public safety, energy and water services, and transportation. Even having declined to establish rules on these significant issues, however, the FCC has an important role to play.
The list of key issues and operating principles are not exhaustive, but we believe that these are essential and necessary and must be addressed and followed by the multi-stakeholder group. The groups respectfully requested that the FCC adopt and make mandatory these key issues and operating principles for the multi-stakeholder group going forward.