The Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of State, under the auspices of the U.S.-Canada Radio Technical Liaison Committee (RTLC) and U.S.-Mexico High Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications (HLCC), have been engaged in on-going discussions with our counterparts in the Canadian and Mexican telecommunications authorities relating to the Commission’s planned 2014 Broadcast Television Incentive Auction.

As is typical of open spectrum proceedings with cross-border implications, the United States and its Canadian and Mexican counterparts have established government-to-government working arrangements that have been operating to help ensure optimal outcomes for all three countries.

Historically, this process has resulted in mutually beneficial understandings on efficient, interference-free use of the spectrum in the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico border areas. The Commission expects these consultations will ultimately lead to a better-designed and more successful incentive auction, and will create opportunities for greater spectrum efficiency and band harmonization across North America.

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FCC and State Dept. Discussions With Canada and Mexico

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