FCC Waives 700 MHz Narrowband Relocation Deadline (2/12/09)
The FCC waived the Feb. 17 700 MHz narrowband relocation deadline in light of the digital TV (DTV) delay and the lack of a set plan forward for the 700 MHz broadband spectrum.
The commission originally adopted the Feb. 17 narrowband relocation deadline because it found it important that the commercial upper 700 MHz band D-block licensee and the public-safety broadband licensee not be constrained by the presence of narrowband operations in the public-safety broadband allocation.
“In sum, the predicate assumptions for establishing Feb. 17, 2009, as the narrowband relocation deadline have not materialized, and final disposition of a revised deadline remains pending in this proceeding,” the FCC said in a statement. “Accordingly, on our own motion, we stay the Feb. 17, 2009, deadline for relocating existing narrowband operations to the consolidated narrowband channels (769 – 775/799 – 805 MHz) until a new deadline is established in a subsequent order in this proceeding.”
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