FCC Launches 800MHz Rebanding Site

February 2005
Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p13
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The article focuses on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that has launched a Web site at www.800mhzrebanding.com to update users on the status of the rebanding effort. In November 2004, the FCC published in the Federal Register its order for Nextel to reband the 800MHZ spectrum to solve the problem of interference in public safety radio communications, requiring thousands of system relocations. All FCC licensees that are on 800MHZ radio systems will be affected by the order. FCC Wireless Telecommunicadons Bureau Chief John Muleta said officials believed it is important that the agency offers a "repository of information" online about the rebanding process.


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