U.S., Mexico Lay Out Border Topics
December 14, 2009
WASHINGTON and MEXICO CITY: Mexican and U.S.
officials have laid out a plan for the communications issues they’ll address
over the next couple of years. FCC chief Julius Genachowski gave his support to
three actions coming out of meetings with officials on the U.S.-Mexico
High-Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications.
One is a joint statement about continued coordination of spectrum use along the
border, now that the DTV transition is complete in the United States. The
regulators also approved a two-year work plan that includes developing an
agreement to protect TV stations on Channel 6 from operation of some FMs along
the border. It also covers coordination of LPTVS and adjusting channels for
full clearance of the 700 MHz band.