Report and Order on Nextel 800 MHz/2 GHz Plan Published, Deadline Set

The FCC Report and Order FCC 04-168) including the plan for Nextel to clear incumbents from the two lower 2 GHz broadcast auxiliary service (BAS) channels was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 22. This sets the deadline for Nextel to accept the FCC plan in early February, 75 days after publication of the Report and Order in the Federal Register.

Nextel has had meetings with broadcasters across the country to discuss the plan. The Society of Broadcast Engineers is assisting--see RF Report for November 8, 2004. For details on the FCC Report and Order and changes to the 2 GHz BAS band, see RF Report for August 10, 2004.