Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, July 9, 2021

FCC Grants Conditional Waiver To NFL For "Coach to Coach" Communications In Event of Internet Outage

The FCC has conditionally granted the National Football League's request for a waiver of Section 96.39(C) of the Commission's rules "to allow it to continue to operate its coach-to-coach communications system in the limited circumstance of an Internet outage in NFL stadiums, during NFL football games but after authority to operate within the stadium has been obtained from a Spectrum Access System (SAS). For reasons discussed below, we grant Petitioner’s Waiver Request subject to the conditions described herein."

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