FCC Extends 800 MHz Application Freeze on Mexican Border
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 | Comments

The FCC extended the freeze on new 800 MHz applications along the U.S.-Mexico border. The extension is needed to preserve vacant channels for licensees re-tuning their systems according to the FCC’s 800 MHz reconfiguration band plan for licensees operating along the border with Mexico.

As of this date, many Mexico border region licensees have yet to complete their system re-tunes. Accordingly, to preserve currently vacant channels for use by these licensees and avoid potential licensing conflicts, the commission extended the freeze. The freeze also applies to stations located within 70 miles of the borders of several National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions.

The freeze applies only to applications for new facilities or modification applications that involve a change of frequency or expand a station's existing coverage area. Applications that do not affect frequency or coverage are not subject to the freeze.

The full public notice is here.

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