FCC sets rules for Sprint Nextel

December 2008
Urgent Communications;Dec2008, Vol. 26 Issue 12, p10
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The article reports on the establishment of rules requiring Sprint Nextel to vacate most of its 800 megahertz (MHz) interleaved channels in stages by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Under the rules, public-safety entities are allowed to apply for the spectrum. It explains the reason behind the availability of additional spectrum if various rebanding thresholds are met. During the first three years, public safety will be given priority.


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