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700 MHz band
The term “700 MHz band” means the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 698 megahertz to 806 megahertz.
700 MHz D block spectrum
The term “700 MHz D block spectrum” means the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 758 megahertz to 763 megahertz and between the frequencies from 788 megahertz to 793 megahertz.
Appropriate committees of Congress
Except as otherwise specifically provided, the term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and
the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives.
The term “Assistant Secretary” means the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
The term “Board” means the Board of the First Responder Network Authority established under section
1424(b) of this title.
Broadcast television licensee
The term “broadcast television licensee” means the licensee of—
a full-power television station; or
a low-power television station that has been accorded primary status as a Class A television licensee under section
73.6001(a) of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.
Broadcast television spectrum
The term “broadcast television spectrum” means the portions of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 54 megahertz to 72 megahertz, from 76 megahertz to 88 megahertz, from 174 megahertz to 216 megahertz, and from 470 megahertz to 698 megahertz.
Commercial mobile data service
The term “commercial mobile data service” means any mobile service (as defined in section
of this title) that is—
provided for profit; and
available to the public or such classes of eligible users as to be effectively available to a substantial portion of the public, as specified by regulation by the Commission.
Commercial mobile service
The term “commercial mobile service” has the meaning given such term in section
of this title.
The term “commercial standards” means the technical standards followed by the commercial mobile service and commercial mobile data service industries for network, device, and Internet Protocol connectivity. Such term includes standards developed by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The term “Commission” means the Federal Communications Commission.
The term “core network” means the core network described in section
1422(b)(1) of this title.
The term “emergency call” means any real-time communication with a public safety answering point or other emergency management or response agency, including—
through voice, text, or video and related data; and
nonhuman-initiated automatic event alerts, such as alarms, telematics, or sensor data, which may also include real-time voice, text, or video communications.
Existing public safety broadband spectrum
The term “existing public safety broadband spectrum” means the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies—
from 763 megahertz to 768 megahertz;
from 793 megahertz to 798 megahertz;
from 768 megahertz to 769 megahertz; and
from 798 megahertz to 799 megahertz.
First Responder Network Authority
The term “First Responder Network Authority” means the First Responder Network Authority established under section
1424 of this title.
The term “forward auction” means the portion of an incentive auction of broadcast television spectrum under section
1452(c) of this title.
The term “incentive auction” means a system of competitive bidding under subparagraph (G) of section
of this title, as added by section
The term “Interoperability Board” means the Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability established under section
1423 of this title.
Multichannel video programming distributor
The term “multichannel video programming distributor” has the meaning given such term in section
of this title.
The term “narrowband spectrum” means the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 769 megahertz to 775 megahertz and between the frequencies from 799 megahertz to 805 megahertz.
Nationwide public safety broadband network
The term “nationwide public safety broadband network” means the nationwide, interoperable public safety broadband network described in section
1422 of this title.
Next Generation 9–1–1 services
The term “Next Generation 9–1–1 services” means an IP-based system comprised of hardware, software, data, and operational policies and procedures that—
provides standardized interfaces from emergency call and message services to support emergency communications;
processes all types of emergency calls, including voice, text, data, and multimedia information;
acquires and integrates additional emergency call data useful to call routing and handling;
delivers the emergency calls, messages, and data to the appropriate public safety answering point and other appropriate emergency entities;
supports data or video communications needs for coordinated incident response and management; and
provides broadband service to public safety answering points or other first responder entities.
The term “NIST” means the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The term “NTIA” means the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Public safety answering point
The term “public safety answering point” has the meaning given such term in section
of this title.
Public safety entity
The term “public safety entity” means an entity that provides public safety services.
Public safety services
The term “public safety services”—
has the meaning given the term in section
(f) of this title; and
includes services provided by emergency response providers, as that term is defined in section
101 of title
Public Safety Trust Fund
The term “Public Safety Trust Fund” means the trust fund established under section
1457(a)(1) of this title.
Radio access network
The term “radio access network” means the radio access network described in section
1422(b)(2) of this title.
The term “reverse auction” means the portion of an incentive auction of broadcast television spectrum under section
1452(a) of this title, in which a broadcast television licensee may submit bids stating the amount it would accept for voluntarily relinquishing some or all of its broadcast television spectrum usage rights.
The term “State” has the meaning given such term in section
of this title.
Ultra high frequency
The term “ultra high frequency” means, with respect to a television channel, that the channel is located in the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 470 megahertz to 698 megahertz.
Very high frequency
The term “very high frequency” means, with respect to a television channel, that the channel is located in the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between the frequencies from 54 megahertz to 72 megahertz, from 76 megahertz to 88 megahertz, or from 174 megahertz to 216 megahertz.