Originally Posted by Spec
I'm hearing rumbles of Westchester having to move too 700 within the next 5-10 years. Anyone who can confirm on this.
FCC memo 2012
The spectrum giveback of the UHF T-band frequencies is the downside of the law reallocating the D block to public safety, providing $7 billion in network build out funding and detailing a nationwide governance organization. This part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 requires the giveback of the T-band spectrum (470 Ė 512 MHz) that is occupied by public safety and business/industry users on a shared basis. While itís shared, this spectrum has provided relief in 13 metropolitan areas with additional narrowband voice communications systems. NYC, BOSTON, LA
The bill gives those who now use the T-band up to nine years to plan the move to other spectrum and then two more years to implement the plan. The bill doesnít state what existing public-safety spectrum T-band licensees will have to move to, though funding will be available to assist with the relocation. This funding will come toward the end of the nine years from the auction of this spectrum.
So NYC has to give up all those channels they just moved to in the 480s and the new 480 trunking system in about 7 years, Boston and the surrounding 20 or 30 towns all have to move in 7 years...
My guess--It will never happen