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Federal Register: Proposal To Enable Operation of a Terrestrial Broadband Network in Certain Mobile Satellite Service Spectrum

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The FCC has published a proposed rule on Proposal To Enable Operation of a Terrestrial Broadband Network in Certain Mobile Satellite Service Spectrum in the Federal Register:

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 33 (Wednesday, February 19, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9445-9455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03618]

[[Page 9445]]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 25

[IB Docket No. 13-213; FCC 13-147]

Proposal To Enable Operation of a Terrestrial Broadband Network
in Certain Mobile Satellite Service Spectrum

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission
(Commission) proposed to modify its rules for operation of the
Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) of the single Mobile-Satellite
Service (MSS) system operating in the 2483.5-2495 MHz band. The
proposed rule changes would allow the MSS operator to deploy a low-
power terrestrial broadband network that would operate in both
Globalstar’s licensed spectrum at 2483.5-2495 GHz, and, with the same
equipment, spectrum in the adjacent 2473-2483.5 MHz band used by
unlicensed devices. This action could potentially increase the amount
of spectrum available for broadband access in the United States. The
Commission seeks comment on the potential impacts this proposal could
have on unlicensed devices, which operate in the 2400-2483.5 MHz band,
licensed Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) stations, which operate in
the 2483.5-2500 MHz band, and licensed Broadband Radio Service/
Educational Broadband Service (BRS/EBS) stations, which operate in the
2496-2690 MHz band, along with the costs and benefits of the proposed
approach.