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CSMAC WG-2 Final Report

January 04, 2013

Executive Summary

This report has been produced as part of the ongoing analysis of ways to facilitate the implementation of commercial wireless broadband in the 1755-1850 MHz band.

The following summarizes the Working Group’s recommendations for the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) to provide to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The focus of this working group is to develop a prioritized list of geographies according to industry implementation priorities for the potential relocation of video surveillance systems, first considering the 1755-1780 MHz band and second, the 1780-1850 MHz band.

The recommendation from this working group is for federal agencies to consider in developing their transition plans the list of 176 industry-defined Economic Areas (EAs) according to industry’s geographic implementation priorities.  While industry would prefer that federal relocation be based on these EAs, the WG2 participants acknowledged that the exact order in which agencies will be able to clear the EAs will be based on the federal agencies’ operational requirements and may vary from the industry priority.

The ranked list of EAs begins on page 6.