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Canada proposes spectrum sharing for broadcasters and public safety operators

News | 07/09/2001 4:00 am EDT

Broadcasters and public safety mobile operators could be heading for a showdown if Industry Canada follows through on a proposal to allow the two groups to share the same spectrum. Usable spectrum for the mobile industry below 1 GHz is rapidly running out, giving public safety operators reason to covet the 746-806 MHz band, currently used for over-the air TV channels 60-69.

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