REC files comments on Community Broadcast Band proposal
REC replies to a Petition for a Notice of Inquiry for a Community Broadcast Band.
REC has filed comments partially supporting a Petition by the Community Broadcast Band Discussion Group to initatite a Notice of Inquiry into new spectrum for a Community Broadcast Band.
In our comments, we supported the overall concept of a CBB. However we are supporting CBB using more established technologies including our previously proposed Narrowband Community Speech Radio Service (NCSRS) at 26 MHz.
We have also opened the petition to discussion of the NPR-endorsed expansion of the FM broadcast band to include the spectrum of the underutilized TV Channel 6.
The first order of business though, we to advise the FCC that the CBBDB's petition was inappropriately placed in MM Docket 99-325 (Digital Audio Broadcasting and it's Impact on Terrestial Broadcast Systems). REC feels this should be it's own proceeding.
A copy of our comments can be found at www.recnet.com/fcc/cbb.pdf
The CBBDB's original comments can be found here.