Cable & Telecom

FCC, Industry Canada, set aside safety spectrum

OTTAWA - Industry Canada announced today the signing of a new agreement with the United States to set aside a significant portion of the 700 megahertz (MHz) frequency band for use by public safety agencies along both sides of the Canada-United States border. This agreement will help meet the communication needs of police, ambulance, firefighters and other public safety officials, , including emergency first responders. This spectrum will help Canadian public safety agencies improve their effectiveness, says the government’s press release. For example, they will be able to access the latest electronic tools and applications, such as downloading fingerprint data...