TVTechnology: FCC Lays Groundwork for 470-512 MHz Reallocation

TVTechnology: FCC Lays Groundwork for 470-512 MHz Reallocation

While the spectrum sharing Report and Order attracted the most news coverage this week, the FCC also made some changes that should make it easier to reallocate spectrum between 470-512 MHz (TV Channels 14-20).

Last Thursday the Chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology in Order DA 12-654 dismissed separate petitions filed by the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officers (APCO) for changes to rules for public safety use of the 470-512 MHz spectrum. In several larger markets, some TV channels in this band have been reserved for Public Safety and commercial land mobile use. The NPSTC requested that the FCC revisit its sharing rules in light of the DTV transition and APCO asked the FCC to update the list of TV stations on Channels 14-20 that land mobile applications for 470-512 MHz operations must analyze to comply with the FCC’s interference requirements.

via TVTechnology: FCC Lays Groundwork for 470-512 MHz Reallocation.

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