Completely Banned for the Greater Good
- Sep 5, 2003
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2012/db0221/DA-12-245A1.pdfBased on the foregoing, we conclude that grant of the requested waiver is in the public
interest subject to the conditions discussed herein. Accordingly, we grant Petitioners a waiver of the
Commission’s January 1, 2013 VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline until December 31, 2013
Specifically, we recommend that licensees seeking waivers ensure that their submissions include,I read it, and as I said it appears as though the FCC is looking for the frequencies that are going to be turned in as a condition of that waiver. That waiver type may not be what a lot of agencies who are looking for relief are going to. It is a specific one where multiple agencies are vacating frequencies(maybe) for a regional radio system. It may bring a lot of frequencies to avaliablity, but if everyone is going 800 as in this case, why would you need them? It would be interesting to see if all those agencies actually do relinquish their old channels or thought this (waiver) would be a way of extending their use.
Read the St Louis waiver order at the link I posted. It specifically states as a condition of the waiver that frequencies must be relinquished.It doesn't look like relinquishing of current frequencies is a requirement.
14. Based on the foregoing, we conclude that grant of the requested waiver is in the public interest subject to the conditions discussed herein. Accordingly, we grant Petitioners a waiver of the Commission’s January 1, 2013 VHF/UHF narrowbanding deadline until December 31, 2013, subject to the following conditions: (1) within ninety days of the release of this Order, any licensee in the St. Louis Urban Area seeking to have the waiver apply to its facilities must file a letter in ULS confirming that it consents to the terms of this Order and agrees to be bound by them; and (2) within six months of the release of this Order, Petitioners must file with the Commission a list of VHF/UHF frequencies and/or licenses that will be relinquished.