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1 “Narrowbanding(?),” {this term is a total misnomer} Reconfiguration {that’s the official FCC term} & Broadband {and a bunch of 700 MHz stuff} Your “tour guide” Bob Speidel, Esq. ( I do not provide Legal Representation to TE ) Mgr, Government Affairs - Regulatory Policy (434) (434) (fax) Your “tour guide” Bob Speidel, Esq. ( I do not provide Legal Representation to TE ) Mgr, Government Affairs - Regulatory Policy (434) (434) (fax) The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing but the Truth

2 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Topics 800 MHz Reconfiguration (a/k/a Rebanding) Broadband – 700 MHz/D-Block/PSST “Narrowbanding” below 512 MHz Remember “Narrowbanding” is a misleading term Changes at the FCC Questions are welcome at anytime throughout - Caveat Emptor - If I don’t know the answer, I will get you one or I will make one up that sure sounds good. Questions are welcome at anytime throughout - Caveat Emptor - If I don’t know the answer, I will get you one or I will make one up that sure sounds good.

3 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved You may be asking yourself – Why waste time talking about 800 MHz Reconfiguration – Didn’t the FCC require “Reconfiguration” to be completed NLT June 26, 2008? YES! But like many other things coming from Washington deadlines are not always met! In fact, a revised agreement with Mexico probably won’t appear until mid-2009 at the earliest. Assuming an agreement with Mexico is in place by Mid 2009, my guess is that Reconfiguration in the US/Mexico region will not be complete much before MHz NPSPAC structure (after Reconfiguration) Multiple emissions in a single channel (a/k/a ch. splitting) allowed. 47 CFR §90.645(f) (a/k/a ch. splitting) allowed. 47 CFR §90.645(f) 12.5 kHz 25.0 kHz 806 MHz to 809 MHz (mobile to base) paired with 851 MHz to 854 MHz (base to mobile) The post-Reconfiguration NPSPAC structure and rules are essentially the same as the pre-Reconfiguration NPSPAC structure and rules. The only thing that changes, for all intents and purposes, is the specific frequency assigned to a specific channel number. The post-Reconfiguration NPSPAC structure and rules are essentially the same as the pre-Reconfiguration NPSPAC structure and rules. The only thing that changes, for all intents and purposes, is the specific frequency assigned to a specific channel number.

4 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 25 kHz 800 MHz Non-NPSPAC structure (after Rebanding) Multiple emissions in a single channel (a/k/a ch. splitting) allowed. 47 CFR §90.645(f) & C ombining up to 5 channels allowed. (i.e. 125 kHz max) 47 CFR §90.645(g) 25.0 kHz 809 MHz to 817 MHz (mobile to base) paired with 854 MHz to 862 MHz (base to mobile) The post-Reconfiguration non-NPSPAC structure and rules are essentially the same as the pre-Reconfiguration non-NPSPAC structure and rules. The only thing that changes, for all intents and purposes, is the specific frequency assigned to a specific channel number. The post-Reconfiguration non-NPSPAC structure and rules are essentially the same as the pre-Reconfiguration non-NPSPAC structure and rules. The only thing that changes, for all intents and purposes, is the specific frequency assigned to a specific channel number.

5 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 800 MHz What are the 800 MHz Efficiency Mandates? Surely there are NPSPAC & non- NPSPAC efficiency mandates that either existed before “Rebanding” or that are imposed as a result of “Rebanding?” Surely there are NPSPAC & non- NPSPAC efficiency mandates that either existed before “Rebanding” or that are imposed as a result of “Rebanding?” What are those mandates? Nor has there been any “Refarming” of 800 MHz! There are NO NPSPAC or non- NPSPAC efficiency mandates on users either before or after “Rebanding!!”

6 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Exp. Band Guard Band TV Broadcast Ch General Category INCL. NEXTEL B/ILT & PS Upper 200 SMR (NEXTEL) NPSPAC [7.5 MHz][12.5 MHz][10 MHz][6 MHz] CELLULAR [12.0 MHz] TV Broadcast Ch NPSPAC [6.0 MHz][14 MHz] CELLULAR Low-Site Cellular/ ESMR [2 M] B/ILT & PS Non-CII B/ILT (From ) How does a Region “reconfigure” to get from here To Here B/ILT & PS & ESMR PublicSafety PublicSafety MHz What is this 800 MHz “Rebanding” Two-Step? Show me the 10,000 foot “bird’s eye” view of “Reconfiguration” in a Region?

7 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved NEXTEL/ESMRCELL-LIKE, (from ) Exp. Band [8 MHz] Guard Band {2 MHz} B/ILT & PS TV Broadcast Ch NPSPAC [7.5 MHz][12.5 MHz][10 MHz][6 MHz] CELLULAR NEXTEL/ESMR CELL-LIKE CELL-LIKE B/ILT & PS RECONFIGURATION – Step 1 Step 1 - complete “Hey! Get Outta here!” Part A – Mandatory Component(s)Part B – Optional Component GENERAL CATEGORY [6.0 MHz][12.0 MHz] ESMR ( future ) B/ILT & PS PS( ) Upper 200 SMR B/ILT & PS( ) Guard Band [2 M] NEXTEL/ESMR NEXTEL/ESMRCELL-LIKE PublicSafety MHz - “Rebanding” - The Simplistic View

8 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved [12.0 MHz] TV Broadcast Ch NEXTEL/ESMR/CELL- LIKE ( ) NPSPAC [6.0 MHz][8 MHz][6 MHz] CELLULAR NEXTEL/ESMR/CELL-LIKE RECONFIGURATION – Step 2 ESMR ( future) B/ILT & PS Step 2 - complete “Go West, young man!” [14.0 MHz] ESMR Guard Band Exp. Band [2 M] PublicSafety MHz - “Rebanding” - The Simplistic View (continued)

9 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved [12.0 MHz] TV Broadcast Ch NEXTEL/ESMR/CELL- LIKE ( ) NPSPAC [6.0 MHz][14 MHz] CELLULAR NEXTEL/ESMR/CELL-LIKE RECONFIGURATION – Step 3 Low-Site Cellular/ ESMR finish “Movin’ on Up!” Step 3 - complete What did you get? Guard Band Exp. Band [2 M] B/ILT & PS PublicSafety MHz - “Rebanding” - The Simplistic View (continued)

10 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved - Industrial/SMR - Public Safety TV Broadcast Ch NPSPACLOW-SITE CELLULAR/ESMR SMR - Business/SMR CELLULAR NEW PUBLIC SAFETY/BI ON SPECTRUM VACATED BY NEXTEL / Expansion Band No PS required to remain or move to / Guard Band – open for new PS or IB/SMRs vacating channels for PS [12.0 MHz] [6.0 MHz] [14 MHz] [2.0 MHz] Public Safety B/ILT & PS 800 MHz - “Rebanding” The “Hoped for” Outcome – Nirvana.

11 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved “Some” Reconfiguration Details Comparable Facilities Same level of service as incumbent’s existing facilitiesSame level of service as incumbent’s existing facilities Minimal disruption to operationsMinimal disruption to operations Equivalent channel capacityEquivalent channel capacity Equivalent signaling capacity, baud rate and access timeEquivalent signaling capacity, baud rate and access time Equivalent geographic coverageEquivalent geographic coverage Equivalent operating costsEquivalent operating costs If reconfiguration entails a significant disruption of service during relocation process, Nextel will fund the installation of a redundant systemIf reconfiguration entails a significant disruption of service during relocation process, Nextel will fund the installation of a redundant system

12 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Mexican Border Issue The Gory Details - Revisited Requires Modification of International Agreement Border Plan is in limboBorder Plan is in limbo FCC’s reconfiguration plan not moving forwardFCC’s reconfiguration plan not moving forward Personnel changes necessitate education of Mexican & American staffPersonnel changes necessitate education of Mexican & American staff FCC extends Mexican Border negotiation period to ???FCC extends Mexican Border negotiation period to ??? During extended negotiation period, licensees not required to engage in planning or negotiationsDuring extended negotiation period, licensees not required to engage in planning or negotiations Completion - Your guess is as good as mineCompletion - Your guess is as good as mine

13 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Mexican Border Issue The Future(?) Mexican Border will likely follow lead of Canadian Border Stage 1 – Lower band channels vacatedStage 1 – Lower band channels vacated Stage 2 – Public Safety moves to new channel assignmentsStage 2 – Public Safety moves to new channel assignments When agreement reached between U.S. and MexicoWhen agreement reached between U.S. and Mexico FCC sets date for submission of Req for Planning Funding (RFPF)FCC sets date for submission of Req for Planning Funding (RFPF) Planning Funding Agreement (PFA) to be negotiated within 30 days of submission of RFPFPlanning Funding Agreement (PFA) to be negotiated within 30 days of submission of RFPF Planning to be completed within 90 – 110 daysPlanning to be completed within 90 – 110 days

14 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Mexican Border Issue Final? Mexican Border following lead of Canadian Border Upon completion of planning and submission of cost estimateUpon completion of planning and submission of cost estimate Parties have 30 days to negotiate Freq Relocation Agreement (FRA)Parties have 30 days to negotiate Freq Relocation Agreement (FRA) Failing negotiation of FRA, parties are referred to mediationFailing negotiation of FRA, parties are referred to mediation Failing mediation, disputes are referred to FCCFailing mediation, disputes are referred to FCC Bottom Line The entire reconfiguration process will “hopefully” be completed within 30 months from some point of time in mid The entire reconfiguration process will “hopefully” be completed within 30 months from some point of time in mid 2009.

15 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved NB Channels 961 to 1920 Broadband-700 MHz 1 st - What about 700 MHz NB? NB Channels 1 to 960 Okay! Enough about “Reconfiguration.” BUT Before we leave Reconfiguration are there any questions or comments? Okay! Enough about “Reconfiguration.” BUT Before we leave Reconfiguration are there any questions or comments?

16 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved NB: Ch. Alignment - Different than “Refarmed” UHF kHz 12.5 kHz Ch. 81 Ch. 82 Ch. 83 Ch. 84 Ch. 85 Ch. 86 Ch. 87 Ch. 88… Ch. 88… 960 – 6.25 kHz channel pairs For 12.5 kHz Channel – The channel number of the lowest 6.25 kHz channel in the combination must be an odd numbered channel. be an odd numbered channel. For 25.0 kHz Channel – The channel number of the lowest 6.25 kHz channel in the combination must satisfy the equation 4n+1, where n is any integer from 0 to 239. satisfy the equation 4n+1, where n is any integer from 0 to 239. What about 700 MHz? NB structural details

17 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Digital Modulation Only (except for designated lo- power channels) Digital Modulation Only (except for designated lo- power channels) Interoperability Mandates only applicable to subscriber equipment Interoperability Mandates only applicable to subscriber equipment P25 Phase 1 CAI CONVENTIONAL & IMBE vocoder for operation on designated interoperability channels P25 Phase 1 CAI CONVENTIONAL & IMBE vocoder for operation on designated interoperability channels Compliance with Regional Plan only required for General Use channels. Compliance with Regional Plan only required for General Use channels. Efficiency mandates are applicable. Efficiency mandates are applicable. Applicable only in the General Use and Statewide Set- aside spectrum. Applicable only in the General Use and Statewide Set- aside spectrum. For all intents and purposes there is no such thing as WB (wideband) 700 MHz public safety spectrum any longer 700 WB was swept out the door when the band was restructured in 2007 into narrowband (NB) and Broadband segments! For all intents and purposes there is no such thing as WB (wideband) 700 MHz public safety spectrum any longer 700 WB was swept out the door when the band was restructured in 2007 into narrowband (NB) and Broadband segments! What about 700 MHz? More details

18 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved What about 700 MHz? Efficiency Mandates Application, on or after 1/1/2015 for new NB licenses or mods with expanded contours must employ 6.25 kHz technologies. Application, on or after 1/1/2015 for new NB licenses or mods with expanded contours must employ 6.25 kHz technologies. All statewide or general use NB ops must be 6.25 kHz efficiency, or better, as of 1/1/2017 All statewide or general use NB ops must be 6.25 kHz efficiency, or better, as of 1/1/2017

19 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 700 MHz Efficiency Mandates (graphically) USER 6.25 kHz Efficiency Reqmt’s MANUFACTURER 6.25 kHz Efficiency Reqmt’s

20 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 700 MHz Broadband Paired with the commercial D-Block winner or winners(?) Paired with the commercial D-Block winner or winners(?)

21 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved The Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST) is the Public Safety Broadband licensee (PSBL) The Public Safety Spectrum Trust (PSST) is the Public Safety Broadband licensee (PSBL) The idea was to do a public-private shared network between the D-Block winner and the PSBL, but the D-Block auction (Spring of 2008) was a bust. IMHO – The issue was the “business case” The idea was to do a public-private shared network between the D-Block winner and the PSBL, but the D-Block auction (Spring of 2008) was a bust. IMHO – The issue was the “business case” The former FCC Chair was pushing to revise the D-Block rules, but may not have wanted to give up on the shared network idea. The former FCC Chair was pushing to revise the D-Block rules, but may not have wanted to give up on the shared network idea. As a result the D-Block and the PS community are wallowing in Limbo for all intents and purposes As a result the D-Block and the PS community are wallowing in Limbo for all intents and purposes Outlook for resolution – Hazy at Best Outlook for resolution – Hazy at Best New FCC Interim & Permanent administrationsNew FCC Interim & Permanent administrations Secretary Napolitano’s “Interoperability” commentsSecretary Napolitano’s “Interoperability” comments 700 MHz Broadband

22 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 700 MHz DTV transition IMHO - The new Administration/Congress “wimped out.”IMHO - The new Administration/Congress “wimped out.” Approximately 2/3’s (probably more) of the primary TV stations in the Channel 60 through 69 spectrum did NOT transition on 2/17/2009Approximately 2/3’s (probably more) of the primary TV stations in the Channel 60 through 69 spectrum did NOT transition on 2/17/2009 In areas where it mattered almost none of the primary TV stations completed the transition on 2/19/2009In areas where it mattered almost none of the primary TV stations completed the transition on 2/19/2009 The new transition date is June 12, 2009The new transition date is June 12, 2009 A show of hands please. How many of you believe the June 12 th date is actually set in stone? A show of hands please. How many of you believe the June 12 th date is actually set in stone?

23 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 700 MHz DTV transition – LoPower TV Lo Power TV stations are secondary to PS operations in the Channel spectrumLo Power TV stations are secondary to PS operations in the Channel spectrum All PS needs to do is give the LoPower stations notice of intent to begin operationsAll PS needs to do is give the LoPower stations notice of intent to begin operations The Lo Power station then has to do what is necessary to avoid interference to PS operations.The Lo Power station then has to do what is necessary to avoid interference to PS operations. Lo Power stations are more of a “political” issue Lo Power stations are more of a “political” issue Talk to the Lo Power stations sooner rather than later – a year ahead might be good Talk to the Lo Power stations sooner rather than later – a year ahead might be good Be fair but firm – “Don’t cave-in to Political Pressures!” Be fair but firm – “Don’t cave-in to Political Pressures!” NPSTC has published a brochure containing information about LPTV and PS operations in the 700 MHz band, including a template letter PS can use to communicate with the LPTV stations. The brochure is available at this link NPSTC has published a brochure containing information about LPTV and PS operations in the 700 MHz band, including a template letter PS can use to communicate with the LPTV stations. The brochure is available at this link

24 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved “Narrowbanding” below 512 MHz FCC VHF – LoBand (30 – 50 MHz) 25 kHz 20 kHz 25 kHz No “Refarming”No “Refarming” No efficiency mandatesNo efficiency mandates Again Okay! What more can we say about Broadband, etc. ? BUT Again before we leave 700 MHz are there any questions, comments, suggestions? Okay! What more can we say about Broadband, etc. ? BUT Again before we leave 700 MHz are there any questions, comments, suggestions?

25 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 12.5 kHz 7.5 kHz Refarming Mandated EQUIPMENT Efficiency Requirements USER Efficiency Requirements came later “Narrowbanding” below 512 MHz FCC VHF – HiBand ( MHz) 25 kHz Before Refarming 15kHz 25 kHz Before Refarming 12.5 kHz Ch Combining/Splitting - ? +/- 7.5 kHz Shared Spectrum Don’t forget the Centrally Trunked rules! See 47 C.F.R (b) Pre-Refarming Ch. center Pre-Refarming Pre-Refarming Pre-Refarming Pre-Refarming Refarming Added NB : “Refarming” did not add channels such that spacing between channel centers would be less than 7.5 kHz in HiBand VHF – AND – Refarming did not adopt 6.25 kHz maximum operating bandwidths for any channel in the “Refarmed” HiBand VHF spectrum

26 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved 25 kHz kHz / kHz kHz 6.25 kHz 12.5 kHz 6.25 Pre-Refarming Ch. center Pre-Refarming +/ kHz kHz 25 kHz 25.0 kHz Ch Combining/Splitting - ? Shared Spectrum (except T-BAND) Don’t forget the Centrally Trunked rules! See 47 C.F.R (b) Refarming Mandated EQUIPMENT Efficiency Requirements USER Efficiency Requirements came later Before Refarming “Narrowbanding” below 512 MHz FCC UHF – ( MHz & T-Band) NOTE – Ch. Alignment Refarming Added

27 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved FCC UHF – ( MHz) Channel Bandwidth Limitations 25 kHz maximum BW freq. ends in x.00000, x.02500, x.05000, etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n) 12.5 kHz maximum BW freq. ends in x.01250, x.03750, x.06250, etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n) 6.25 kHz maximum BW freq. ends in x.00625, x.01875, x.03125, etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n)

28 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved FCC UHF – (T-Band) Channel Bandwidth Limitations 25 kHz maximum BW freq. ends in x , x , x , etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n) (where N = any integer between 0 and 119) kHz maximum BW f req. ends in x , x , x , etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n) (where N = any integer between 0 and 118) 6.25 kHz maximum BW f req. ends in x , x.01875, x.03125, etc. (freq. satisfies equation f = x n) (where N = any integer between 0 and 239) NB – Not all channels calculated are licensable – see § Why are the bandwidth limitations by channel effectively shifted 12.5 kHz in T- Band as opposed to the MHz band? Darn good question. If anyone knows the real answer please let me know.

29 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved T-Band What’s Special/Different? Centralized Trunking Authorized - if Loading Requirements are met ( i.e exclusive channel use is allowed by rule) Channels paired with 3 MHz spread Available to LMR in select areas

30 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved ** County of LA by waiver see DA What areas? Part 90, SubPart L TV channel/ frequency Boston Chicago Cleve LA Miami NYC/NJ Pitt Chicago Cleve Detroit NYC/NJ Boston DFW Detroit LA* SFO Houston SFO Pitt Phila LA Phila NYC/NJ* DC/MD/VADC/MD/VA Specific freqs available per TV channel for each geographic area listed in § LA** * Public Safety pool eligible licensees only DA

31 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Application for new LMR licenses or mods with expanded contours between 150 & 512 MHz must employ 12.5 kHz technologies, as of 1/1/2011 Application for new LMR licenses or mods with expanded contours between 150 & 512 MHz must employ 12.5 kHz technologies, as of 1/1/2011 All LMR voice operations between 150 & 512 MHz must be 12.5 kHz efficient (or better) as of 1/1/2013 All LMR voice operations between 150 & 512 MHz must be 12.5 kHz efficient (or better) as of 1/1/ kHz technologies mandate not YET imposed on USERS, but “allegedly” it will be imposed sometime in the future 6.25 kHz technologies mandate not YET imposed on USERS, but “allegedly” it will be imposed sometime in the future VHF/UHF (150 to 512 MHz) including T-Band Efficiency Mandates

32 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved VHF/UHF (150 to 512 MHz) including T-Band Efficiency Mandates MANUFACTURER 12.5 kHz Efficiency Reqmt’s USER 12.5 kHz Efficiency Reqmt’s

33 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Alternative # kHz Slot 1 Slot 2 Meeting the UHF USER Efficiency Mandate Practical Impacts of Alternatives? kHz kHz kHz Reduce operating BW from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz and get no benefit from the 12.5 kHz you relinquish, or Reduce operating BW from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz and get no benefit from the 12.5 kHz you relinquish, or Implement a true multiple access technology, e.g. 2 slot in 25 kHz or 4 slot in 25 kHz TDMA, and receive the benefit of additional talkpaths because you do NOT relinquish any BW, but at the same time you meet or exceed the existing mandate. Implement a true multiple access technology, e.g. 2 slot in 25 kHz or 4 slot in 25 kHz TDMA, and receive the benefit of additional talkpaths because you do NOT relinquish any BW, but at the same time you meet or exceed the existing mandate. Alternative #1 NB: The considerations at VHF HiBand are very similar except you do not need to factor in any thought of having a maximum 6.25 kHz operating bandwidth on any channel.

34 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Protection of DTV is the appropriate analysis – not protection of analog TV. Protection of DTV is the appropriate analysis – not protection of analog TV. Possible expansion of the 80 km/50 sm rule from centerpoint – NPSTC Pet for Rulemaking filed Feb 2009 Possible expansion of the 80 km/50 sm rule from centerpoint – NPSTC Pet for Rulemaking filed Feb 2009 Possibly new channels in existing T-Band geographic areas – similar to recent LA County waiver Possibly new channels in existing T-Band geographic areas – similar to recent LA County waiver Possibly new designated T- Band geographic areas Possibly new designated T- Band geographic areas VHF/UHF (including T-Band) What’s on the Horizon (post-completion DTV transition) ? Stay Tuned Keep your eyes and ears open Stay Tuned Keep your eyes and ears open

35 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Changes at the FCC With apologies to the Eagles – “There’s a New Kid in Town” 1 st & Foremost there is a big change in atmosphere at the FCC1 st & Foremost there is a big change in atmosphere at the FCC Chairman Martin resigned late JanuaryChairman Martin resigned late January PS&HS Bureau Chief Poarch resigned late JanuaryPS&HS Bureau Chief Poarch resigned late January Cmmr Copps is now Interim Chairman CoppsCmmr Copps is now Interim Chairman Copps Remarks to FCC Staff – January 26, 2009Remarks to FCC Staff – January 26, Only 3 Commissioners at this time (Copps, Adelstein & McDowell)Only 3 Commissioners at this time (Copps, Adelstein & McDowell) Commissioner Taylor-Tate left in early January – end of termCommissioner Taylor-Tate left in early January – end of term David Furth named Acting Chief of PS&HS BureauDavid Furth named Acting Chief of PS&HS Bureau A lawyer but a “good guy.”A lawyer but a “good guy.” Julius Genachowski nominated to be new FCC ChairmanJulius Genachowski nominated to be new FCC Chairman Another lawyer ????Another lawyer ???? Chief of Staff under Reed Hundt ????Chief of Staff under Reed Hundt ???? Law School buddy of the new President ????Law School buddy of the new President ???? Looking into the “Crystal Ball” New Chairman probably not in place until mid-2009 New Chairman probably not in place until mid-2009 Provides a ready-made “…didn’t happen on my watch…” excuse when people Provides a ready-made “…didn’t happen on my watch…” excuse when people complain about losing QVC due to DTV transition. complain about losing QVC due to DTV transition. Probably no substantive D-Block/PS Broadband decision for months Probably no substantive D-Block/PS Broadband decision for months Impact of changes for Public Safety – Does PS move up or down the “pecking order” at the FCC? up or down the “pecking order” at the FCC? My guess is little or no REAL change in the standing of the PS community, but My guess is little or no REAL change in the standing of the PS community, but What was the REAL standing of the PS community under the “old” regime? What was the REAL standing of the PS community under the “old” regime? Looking into the “Crystal Ball” New Chairman probably not in place until mid-2009 New Chairman probably not in place until mid-2009 Provides a ready-made “…didn’t happen on my watch…” excuse when people Provides a ready-made “…didn’t happen on my watch…” excuse when people complain about losing QVC due to DTV transition. complain about losing QVC due to DTV transition. Probably no substantive D-Block/PS Broadband decision for months Probably no substantive D-Block/PS Broadband decision for months Impact of changes for Public Safety – Does PS move up or down the “pecking order” at the FCC? up or down the “pecking order” at the FCC? My guess is little or no REAL change in the standing of the PS community, but My guess is little or no REAL change in the standing of the PS community, but What was the REAL standing of the PS community under the “old” regime? What was the REAL standing of the PS community under the “old” regime? When all is said and done I do expect the “new” FCC to be neither the Savior nor the Executioner of Public Safety Communications. I expect Public Safety Communications will receive the same treatment it has received during the last 8 – 16 years, namely a lot of “politically correct” hoohah, but substantively it will be the same old thing. When all is said and done I do expect the “new” FCC to be neither the Savior nor the Executioner of Public Safety Communications. I expect Public Safety Communications will receive the same treatment it has received during the last 8 – 16 years, namely a lot of “politically correct” hoohah, but substantively it will be the same old thing. Okay! Enough about “Narrowbanding.” (Remember – the term “narrowbanding” is a GROSS misnomer) BUT Before we leave “Narrowbanding” are there any questions or comments? Okay! Enough about “Narrowbanding.” (Remember – the term “narrowbanding” is a GROSS misnomer) BUT Before we leave “Narrowbanding” are there any questions or comments?

36 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Well, You’ve heard Enough from me. Before I close - Any further Questions or Comments? lonBaey About anything we have discussed today ?

37 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved In case you want to hear more from me My Contact Info Bob Speidel, Esq. Again, Remember I do not provide Legal Representation to TE Mgr, Government Affairs - Regulatory Policy M/A-COM, Inc. (434) (434) (fax) I have business cards with me so you don’t need to copy this down, just ask me for a card

38 © 2009 By Tyco Electronics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Thank you for your patience and your attention! That’s all from me, Folks! Let’s Eat!


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