Cable & Telecom

Industry Canada, FCC agree to share spectrum along Canada-U.S. border

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Industry Canada and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission have agreed on three interim spectrum-sharing arrangements covering a range of wireless communications operations along the U.S.-Canada border. In a series of correspondence documents dated August 20 (which are available on the FCC website), the two agencies agreed to work together to share and coordinate various spectrum bands for air-ground, land mobile, and fixed users. One of the arrangements confirms the FCC, Industry Canada, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will work together to facilitate the deployment of fixed services within the border area in the...