FCC Delays Narrowbanding Deadline for NYC Transit Authority (8/2/12)
The FCC granted a waiver request from the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) for a delay until June 30, 2016, of the commission’s VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline.
The commission said the record shows that NYCTA began an extensive program to upgrade its subway radio system in 2003. Strict application of the narrowbanding rules would require NYCTA to expedite its contracted work schedule and risk service interruptions for millions of daily customers.
“In reaching this conclusion, we place significant weight on the showing that NYCTA has made with respect to the factors identified in our narrowbanding waiver guidance notice,” the order said.
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