Virginia Gets Approval for Channel Relocation

January 3, 2017–The Policy and Licensing Division of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has released an order authorizing Virginia “to proceed with relocation of existing 700 MHz narrowband operations to state-licensed channels and [granting] a conditional waiver of the requirement to coordinate Virginia’s operations on these channels with the Commonwealth of Kentucky (Kentucky).” The action will help Virginia relocate its operations from spectrum licensed to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). “To facilitate Virginia’s relocation from FirstNet’s spectrum, we find good cause to permit Virginia to select 48 state channels for licensed use at the Virginia-Kentucky border and to exceed 40 dBuV/m field strength at the border with Kentucky on these channels when it retunes its system,” the order said.

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