Realignment of 76-81 GHz Band and Above 95 GHz
In April 2003, the Commission by a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, proposed the reallocation of spectrum in the 76-81 GHz frequency band and the frequency bands above 95 GHz to make the United States domestic and international frequency allocation changes consistent with each other in the bands above 71 GHz. The realignment of the allocations proposed is consistent with the international allocation changes made at the World Radiocommunications Conference ("WRC-2000"). The primary intent of the WRC-2000 realignment was to place scientific services, such as the Earth-Exploration Satellite ("EESS") and Radio Astronomy Services("RAS"), in spectrum better suited to their needs. The Commission believes that the proposals set forth in this proceeding will promote future developments in technology and equipment, position scientific services to increase the understanding of physical phenomena, and provide consumers with access to new products and communications services.
Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008