Portions of the 1710-1755 MHz spectrum band allocated for AWS are currently used by Federal Government entities, including the Department of Defense.
In order to accommodate these federal users and make the band available for AWS, the Commission, in an October 2004 Report & Order, identified
frequencies that will allow federal users to relocate their existing operations and addressed such relocation procedures. In addition, in December 2004,
Congress passed the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (pdf
which established the Spectrum Relocation Fund and allows federal government
users to be reimbursed for the costs they incur in relocating to different spectrum bands.