47 CFR 27.5 - Frequencies.
(1) Two paired channel blocks are available for assignment on a Major Economic Area basis as follows:
(2) Two unpaired channel blocks are available for assignment on a Regional Economic Area Grouping basis as follows:
(3) Two paired channels of 11 megahertz each are available for assignment in Block C in the 746-757 MHz and 776-787 MHz bands. In the event that no licenses for two channels in this Block C are assigned based on the results of the first auction in which such licenses were offered because the auction results do not satisfy the applicable reserve price, the spectrum in the 746-757 MHz and 776-787 MHz bands will instead be made available for assignment at a subsequent auction as follows:
(1) Three paired channel blocks of 12 megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:
(2) Two unpaired channel blocks of 6 megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:
(e)The paired 1392-1395 and 1432-1435 MHz bands. The paired 1392-1395 MHz and 1432-1435 MHz bands are available for assignment on an Economic Area Grouping basis as follows: Block A: 1392-1393.5 MHz and 1432-1433.5 MHz; and Block B: 1393.5-1395 MHz and 1433.5-1435 MHz.
(h) 1710-1755 MHz, 2110-2155 MHz, 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands. The following frequencies are available for licensing pursuant to this part in the 1710-1755 MHz, 2110-2155 MHz, 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands:
(1) Four paired channel blocks of 10 megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:
(2) Six paired channel blocks of 5 megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:
(3) One unpaired block of 5 megahertz and one unpaired block of 10 megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:
Licenses to operate in the 1695-1710 MHz and 1755-1780 MHz bands are subject to the condition that the licensee must not cause harmful interference to an incumbent Federal entity relocating from these bands under an approved Transition Plan. This condition remains in effect until NTIA terminates the applicable authorization of the incumbent Federal entity.
(i)Frequency assignments for the BRS/EBS band.
(1) Pre-transition frequency assignments.
(2)Post transition frequency assignments. The frequencies available in the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service (EBS) are listed in this section in accordance with the frequency allocations table of § 2.106 of this chapter.
(i) Lower Band Segment (LBS): The following channels shall constitute the Lower Band Segment:
(ii) Middle Band Segment (MBS): The following channels shall constitute the Middle Band Segment:
(iii) Upper Band Segment (UBS): The following channels shall constitute the Upper Band Segment:
No 125 kHz channels are provided for channels in operation in this service. The 125 kHz channels previously associated with these channels have been reallocated to Channel G3 in the upper band segment.
(4) A temporary fixed broadband station may use any available broadband channel on a secondary basis, except that operation of temporary fixed broadband stations is not allowed within 56.3 km (35 miles) of Canada.
(i) A point-to-point EBS station on the E and F-channel frequencies, may be involuntarily displaced by a BRS applicant or licensee, provided that suitable alternative spectrum is available and that the BRS entity bears the expenses of the migration. Suitability of spectrum will be determined on a case-by-base basis; at a minimum, the alternative spectrum must be licensable by broadband operators on a primary basis (although it need not be specifically allocated to the broadband service), and must provide a signal that is equivalent to the prior signal in picture quality and reliability, unless the broadband licensee will accept an inferior signal. Potential expansion of the BRS licensee may be considered in determining whether alternative available spectrum is suitable.
(ii) If suitable alternative spectrum is located pursuant to paragraph (h)(6)(i) of this section, the initiating party must prepare and file the appropriate application for the new spectrum, and must simultaneously serve a copy of the application on the EBS licensee to be moved. The initiating party will be responsible for all costs connected with the migration, including purchasing, testing and installing new equipment, labor costs, reconfiguration of existing equipment, administrative costs, legal and engineering expenses necessary to prepare and file the migration application, and other reasonable documented costs. The initiating party must secure a bond or establish an escrow account to cover reasonable incremental increase in ongoing expenses that may fall upon the migrated licensee. The bond or escrow account should also account for the possibility that the initiating party subsequently becomes bankrupt. If it becomes necessary for the Commission to assess the sufficiency of a bond or escrow amount, it will take into account such factors as projected incremental increase in electricity or maintenance expenses, or relocation expenses, as relevant in each case.
(iii) The EBS licensee to be moved will have a 60-day period in which to oppose the involuntary migration. The broadband party should state its opposition to the migration with specificity, including engineering and other challenges, and a comparison of the present site and the proposed new site. If involuntary migration is granted, the new facilities must be operational before the initiating party will be permitted to begin its new or modified operations. The migration must not disrupt the broadband licensee's provision of service, and the broadband licensee has the right to inspect the construction or installation work.
(l)600 MHz band. In accordance with the terms and conditions established in Docket No. 12-268, pursuant to section 6403 of the Spectrum Act, paired channel blocks of 5 5 megahertz are available for assignment on a Partial Economic Area basis. The specific frequencies and number of channel blocks will be determined in light of further proceedings pursuant to Docket No. 12-268 and the rule will be updated accordingly pursuant to a future public notice.
- 47 CFR 78.13 — Eligibility for License.
- 47 CFR 27.1207 — BTA License Authorization.
- 47 CFR 27.11 — Initial Authorization.
- 47 CFR 27.602 — Lease Agreements.
- 47 CFR 27.604 — Limitation on Licenses Won at Auction.
- 47 CFR 27.10 — Regulatory Status.
- 47 CFR 73.3700 — Post-Incentive Auction Licensing and Operation.
- 47 CFR 27.4 — Terms and Definitions.
- 47 CFR 27.5 — Frequencies.
- 47 CFR 27.2 — Permissible Communications.
- 47 CFR 27.1232 — Planning the Transition.
- 47 CFR 2.1033 — Application for Certification.
- 47 CFR 27.1236 — Self-Transitions.
- 47 CFR 27.1235 — Post-Transition Notification.