Industry Canada allocates channels 63 and 68 for public safety
News | 10/08/2004 4:00 am EDT
As expected, Industry Canada announced last week that channels 63 and 68 are to be used for public safety. Industry Canada determined that designating spectrum from one pair of TV channels would meet the pressing need of public safety and at the same time would not restrict the digital TV transition. "The department concluded that the potential for meeting these pressing (safety) needs could be better realized in TV channel pair 63/68. The allotments of TV channel pair 63/68 could be reassigned to release spectrum for public safety. TV channel pair 64/69, however, was too heavily assigned with analog/DTV allotments to be practically reassigned," notes Industry Canada’s October 2004 document (DGTP-002-04).