T-Band Fact Sheet Has Critical Information
Last year, the FCC released a fact sheet providing answers to common questions about T-Band and the Middle-Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The fact sheet provides relevant and pertinent information, such as the following:
Q: When will funds be available to T-Band public safety incumbents for relocation?
A: The Act does not address these contingencies. However, in implementing the Act, the Commission is committed under any scenario to ensuring the continuity of T-Band licensees’ public safety mission-critical communications.
Q: Should T-Band public safety licensees continue to maintain their existing T-Band systems? Are there steps they should take to prepare for relocation?
A: T-Band public safety licensees should continue to maintain existing systems as needed. However, we remind licensees of the freeze on new or expanded T-Band operations, and we advise T-Band licensees, in conjunction with their frequency coordinators, state and local governments, and interoperability partners to begin consideration of transition options consistent with the statutory timeframes described above.