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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 DESIGNATES 4.9 GHz BAND FOR USE IN SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND PROPOSES LICENSING AND SERVICE RULES
Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has adopted a
Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking allocating 50 megahertz
(MHz) of spectrum in the 4940-4990 MHz band (4.9 GHz band) for fixed and mobile wireless
services and designating the band for use in support of public safety. The Commission also
sought comment on various issues including licensing and services rules for the 4.9 GHz band.
This FCC action aligns with new national priorities focusing on homeland security, and will
ensure that entities involved in the protection of life and property possess the communications
resources needed to successfully carry out their mission.|
This allocation and designation will provide public safety users with additional spectrum to support new broadband applications such as high-speed digital technologies and wireless local area networks for incident scene management. The spectrum also can support dispatch operations and vehicular or personal communications. This action completes the process of transferring this spectrum from Federal Government to non-Federal Government use pursuant to statutory requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.
Specifics of the adopted Second Report and Order:
The Further Notice portion of the item seeks comment on the following issues:
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Genevieve Augustin, 418-1305 (Wireless Telecommunications Bureau)
Second Report and Order: Tom Derenge, 418-2451 (Office of Engineering and Technology)
WT Docket No. 00-32