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3G in Canada will depend on how U.S. industry, FCC respond to presidential order

News | 11/13/2000 5:00 am EST

Major players in the Canadian mobile wireless industry are beginning to worry that America’s assignment of 3G spectrum could complicate the roll out of next generation services in this country. Last month, U.S. president Bill Clinton directed the Federal Communications Commission and other federal agencies to make 3G a top priority, but until the FCC decides which frequencies will be used, spectrum harmonization with Canada is in limbo.

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