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Shulman Rogers filing FCC STA requests at no charge for California public safety agencies affected by fires

August 9, 2018

POTOMAC, Md., Aug. 9, 2018 — Hundreds of thousands of acres have been lost in the paths of the worst fires in California history.  In addition to the loss of lives and homes, vital communications infrastructure is at risk.  Many government agencies need to relocate critical emergency transmission infrastructure as a result of the fires.  Loss of this public safety infrastructure has immediate negative impact on the firefighters as they attempt to control current fires and hamper efforts to fight future fires.

“States, counties and cities must obtain FCC licenses for every new site to which they relocate transmission equipment,” Shulman Rogers Telecommunications Practice Chairman Alan Tilles said.  “We are offering to prepare and file Special Temporary Authority (STA) requests for California public safety agencies at no cost to the applicant.”

“Public safety licensees, radio dealers and radio manufacturers should contact us as soon as they know that they need to relocate facilities, and we will get their applications prepared expeditiously,” Tilles said.

Shulman Rogers is one of the leading law firms in the country representing public safety agencies, serving more than 200 states, counties and cities as clients.  The Shulman Rogers FCC Licensing staff prepares hundreds of applications every year for land mobile radio, microwave and other radio services.

Lori Swim  |  Media Relations

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