FCC Proposal on the Use of the 5.9 GHz Band: Reply Comment Synopsis

“Similarly to the overwhelming proportion of comments opposed to the NPRM in the initial comment period for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 5.9 GHz Band proceeding, the record established by the reply comments once again displays that the depth and diversity of groups opposed to reallocation of the 5.9 GHz Band far outweighs those who support of the FCC’s plan – 64 comments opposed band reallocation with only 11 in favor of the proposal. State and city departments of transportation, safety groups, technology companies, automakers, technical experts, first responders, and many others submitted compelling arguments in support of maintaining the full 75 MHz of the 5.9 GHz Band for vehicle communications, echoing the nation’s premier authority on transportation safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).”