FCC Tribal Priority For 2.5 GHZ Spectrum and Radio

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Educational Broadband Service (EBS) historically was used for instructional video broadcasts within educational institutions. In July 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) removed the eligibility restrictions and created an opportunity for Tribal Nations to apply for unused or unassigned EBS licenses using the Rural Tribal Priority Window.

To assist Tribes in learning more about spectrum and radio broadcast opportunities, Native Public Media in collaboration with the FCC and the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) hosted a one-day workshop on October 20th, titled “Tribal Broadcast Radio and Broadband Spectrum” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With opening remarks provided by NCAI President Jefferson Keel and Hualapai Chairman Damon Clarke, more than 30 Tribal Leaders attended the workshop to learn the details of applying for both radio and broadband spectrum opportunities directly from broadcasters and the FCC.