Edward F. Drocella Jr.; Steven K. Jones; William T. Druhan Jr.


On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has prepared this report as required by Title III S Communication and Spectrum Allocation Provisions S of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Title III of the BBA 97). This report identifies radio spectrum currently used by the Federal Government for reallocation to the private sector.

Title III of the BBA 97 requires the Secretary of Commerce to provide from the spectrum currently allocated for Federal use, an aggregate of at least 20 megahertz (MHz) below 3 gigahertz (GHz) for allocation and assignment by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to non-Federal users through the process of competitive bidding.

The paragraphs below provide an overview of the bands identified for reallocation, indicating the Federal usage; transition timetable; any needed sharing requirements for each band identified for reallocation; an overview of reported Federal implementation costs; and the potential operational and mission impacts.

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Edward F. Drocella
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-2608

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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