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U.S. wants Canada to adopt its plan for provision of spectrum for public safety

News | 10/15/2001 4:00 am EDT

New and overriding security concerns in the U.S. have prompted officials there to again demand that Canada align its DTV spectrum allocations with theirs. The frequency in question has been approved for use by public safety mobile operators in the U.S clamoring for additional UHF bandwidth. Its use in Canada to provide analog TV signals in channels 60-69, and eventually for DTV signals, could mean interference with those applications in border areas leading to U.S. demands for harmonization in the 700 MHz band.

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