Riggs: UTC ‘Disappointed’ in Court Decision Rejecting Stay of Harmful FCC Spectrum Order

 

Washington—Oct. 1, 2020— Utilities Technology Council President and CEO Sheryl Riggs issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision rejecting a request from utility and public-safety groups to stay the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC, the Commission) April 2020 6 GHz order:

“We are disappointed with today’s decision by the Court to deny a stay of the effectiveness of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC, the Commission) order allowing unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. The FCC’s order threatens to cause harmful interference to mission-critical communications in the 6 GHz band used by utilities, public safety and other vital users. We do, however, appreciate the court’s prompt action and look forward to continuing our judicial appeal of the FCC’s order.”

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