Status - Mid-Band 800 MHz Interstitial Channels

EWA understands that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) later this year may proceed to license 800 MHz interstitial channels in areas where rebanding has been completed, rather than waiting for rebanding to be completed along the Mexican Border. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information required by the FCC to process these applications was published in the Federal Register in June. Associated issues to be concluded prior to coordinating these 318 12.5 kHz channels include the anticipated FCC response to the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) Petition for Reconsideration regarding adjacent channel interference contour evaluations to be conducted by capable frequency advisory committees, and whether the FCC has updated the Universal Licensing System (ULS) to accept interstitial applications.

 

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