​On April 15, NRECA joined a large diverse coalition of critical infrastructure industries (CII) in a letter to the FCC, urging the agency to make modifications to its draft Report and Order & Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would open the 6 Ghz band to unlicensed usage.  The letter supported the recommendation of a multi-stakeholder group to work out technological issues with deployment, we encourage the Commission to strengthen the language in its final order and urged the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology to participate in the group in a more proactive manner than currently is suggested by the text of the Draft Order to ensure development of a truly effective AFC that prevents harmful interference to incumbent operations.  And urged the agency to require all unlicensed devices operating in the band utilize an Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) system to mitigate interference.