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Spectrum

 

Proceedings and Initiatives


Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands
In May 2004, the Commission proposed to allow unlicensed radio transmitters to operate in the broadcast television spectrum at locations where that spectrum is not being used by television stations. These proposals are intended to allow the development of new and innovative types of unlicensed broadband devices and services for businesses and consumers by utilizing vacant spectrum that is particularly well suited for these purposes. Further, new unlicensed broadband operations may provide synergy with traditional broadcast operations and offer broadcasters the opportunity to provide new services.

Releases

9/11/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Notice Announces Projected Schedule for Proceeding on Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands.
12/22/2004
ORDER
By this Order the Commission Grants an Extension of Time to File Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking release May 29, 2004.
8/25/2004
ORDER
Order Granting Extension of Time in Proceeding on Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands and Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band.
5/25/2004
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands and Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz in the 3 GHz Band.
5/13/2004
NEWS RELEASE AND STATEMENTS
Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands and Additional Spectrum for Unlicensed Devices Below 900 MHz and in the 3 GHz Band.

Last reviewed/updated on 03/06/2008