FCC Announces Availability of Sprint-Vacated, Expansion, Guard Band 800 MHz Channels
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Comments

The FCC announced the post-rebanding availability of 800 MHz channels across the United States.

In the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions in which 800 MHz rebanding is recently complete, channels in the interleaved segment of the band that have been vacated by Sprint are now available for licensing to public-safety entities and later, to critical infrastructure entities. Additionally, unoccupied channels in the expansion band and guard band are available for licensing.

In NPSPAC regions in which 800 MHz rebanding was previously declared complete, some of the channels have already been made available, but the remaining channels vacated by Spring in those regions are now available for licensing to public-safety entities and later to critical infrastructure entities.

In counties that were previously subject to an application freeze in order to preserve vacant channels for rebanding licensees in the U.S.-Mexico border region, the freeze is now lifted. So, Sprint-vacated channels and expansion and guard band channels are available in those counties.

For channels made available, commission certified frequency coordinators may file applications in the Universal Licensing System (ULS) on behalf of eligible applicants. Any applications filed for the channels before that date will be dismissed.

Find the full notice here.

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