Congress Passes Spectrum Legislation

February 2006
Fire Chief;Feb2006, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that the United States Congress has approved the bill, Deficit Reduction Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 2005. The bill requires television broadcasters to vacate channels 63, 64, 68 and 69 by February 17, 2009. The channels will be used by public safety agencies. The bill will also require the Federal Communications Commission to auction the spectrum not dedicated to public safety by January 28, 2008.


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