FCC: Miss narrowbanding deadline, get punished

April 2011
Urgent Communications;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p6
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The article focuses on the importance of complying with the narrowbanding deadline in the U.S. on January 1, 2013. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attorney Roberto Mussenden has dismissed the speculation that the narrowbanding mandate can be avoided by licensees by allowing their systems to operate on a secondary basis. Mussenden stresses that such move is illegal and in violation of their license. Under the narrowbanding requirement, licensees need to change their channels to 12.5 kilohertz (kHz).


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