Forest Service exits 1710-1755 mHz band

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Did you read a story somewhere about this? Where did you hear they were exiting that band? A link to a story would be nice.
 

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Forest Service exit from 1710-1755 mHz band

This matter has not be a state secret. For the whole story, do an internet search for "1710-1755 mHz". This band has been a workhorse for Forest Service microwave links and sold off by our government to the cell industry. A new home for many of these links, 2060 estimated, had to be found. 12 Federal agency have been envolved. At a cost of 935 million dollars. The department Agriculture had to find a new home for about 580 links.
 
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In most cases, doesn't the PCS licensee have to pay for the relocation?
 

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No, the PCS companies (ie: T-Mobile) were awarded the licenses after the Congress told the federal agencies to vacate the band by a certain date. The date had been delayed, which is why it took T-Mobile so long to get their 3G service running.
 
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