• 800 MHz Expansion/Guard Band Access Update
  • March 18, 2019 | Author: Gregory E. Kunkle
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The FCC’s Report and Order updating its rules governing spectrum capacity in the 800 MHz and other Private Land Mobile Radio (PLMR) bands took effect after publication in the Federal Register on December 27, 2018. Many frequency coordinators began accepting applications for 800 MHz Expansion and Guard Band (EB/GB) channels shortly thereafter (Vol. XVI, Issue 10). The new 800 MHz channels and PLMR Central Station Alarm channels will be unavailable until FCC announcement and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval, respectively (Vol. XVI, Issue 3). We understand frequency coordinators will continue accepting applications, but will not submit them to the Commission until the FCC issues further guidance.