FCC REALLOCATES AND ADOPTS SERVICE RULES FOR TELEVISION CHANNELS 52-59

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has adopted allocation and service rules for 48 megahertz (MHz) of spectrum in the 698-746 MHz band (Lower 700 MHz band) currently occupied by television channels 52-59 in many markets. This spectrum is being reclaimed for new commercial services as part of the transition of television broadcasting from analog to digital transmission systems. The Commission’s new flexible allocation for this band will allow service providers to select the technology they wish to use to provide new services that the market may demand.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0654

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NRMC-0128.pdf [122 KB PDF]