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Table of Contents - November 26, 2014

Tech Transition Notice Looks At Saving Backup Power For Emergency Service

As part of its technology transition proceeding, the FCC is seeking input on how any rules it adopts governing backup power for customer equipment on facilities-based fixed voice services should apply to fixed wireless services, and on any methods of conserving backup power for emergency alerts.

In the text of the "technology transitions"notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and declaratory ruling adopted in Public Safety docket 14-174, General docket 13-5, Wireline Competition docket 05-25, and Rulemakings 11358 and 10593 at the FCC's Nov. 21 meeting (TRDaily, Nov. 21) and released late yesterday, the FCC also asked for input about the merits of eight-hour and 24-hour backup power; the viability of power-over-Ethernet, solar power, and fuel cells as backup power technologies; and the appropriate placement of responsibility for monitoring and maintaining backup power equipment.

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