FCC Extends 800 MHz License Freeze Along Mexican Border
Friday, August 26, 2016 | Comments

The FCC extended the freeze on the acceptance of new 800 MHz applications along the U.S.-Mexico border until Feb. 1, 2017. The extension is needed to preserve vacant channels for licensees re-tuning their systems according to the updated band plan for licensees operating along the border with Mexico.

Many Mexico border region licensees have yet to complete their 800 MHz rebanding system re-tunes. Accordingly, the commission extended the freeze on the acceptance of non-rebanding applications for 800 MHz licenses operating in the National Public Safety Planning Advisory Committee (NPSPAC) regions affected by rebanding. This freeze also applies to stations located within 70 miles of the borders of these NPSPAC regions.

The freeze applies only to applications for new facilities or modification applications that involve a change of frequency or expand a station's existing coverage area. Applications that do not affect frequency or coverage are not subject to the freeze. 

The full notice is here

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