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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FCC LOOKS TO ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM
Washington, DC - The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) to explore the possible use of frequency bands
below 3 GHz to support the introduction of new advanced wireless services, including
third generation ("3G") as well as future generations of wireless systems. Advanced
wireless systems could provide a wide range of voice, data and broadband services to
the public over a variety of mobile and fixed networks.|
This proceeding will explore the types of advanced mobile and fixed communication services that will likely be provided in the future, including the technical characteristics of such systems, and the spectrum requirements needed to support the introduction of such services, including the amount of spectrum needed and frequency bands that could be used by such systems.
This proceeding also will explore the possibility of introducing new advanced mobile and fixed services in frequency bands currently used for cellular, broadband Personal Communications Service ("PCS"), and Specialized Mobile Radio ("SMR") services, as well as in five other frequency bands: 1710-1755 MHz, 1755-1850 MHz, 2110-2150 MHz, 2160-2165 MHz and 2500-2690 MHz. Concerning the possible use of these additional bands for advanced wireless systems, the Notice does the following:
Action by the Commission December 29, 2000, by Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (FCC 00-455). Chairman Kennard, Commissioners Ness, Furchtgott-Roth, Powell, and Tristani.
ET Docket No. 00-258
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