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FCC 27.5
Revised as of January 17, 2020
Goto Year:2019 | 2021
  § 27.5   Frequencies.

   Link to an amendment published at  84 FR 57364 , Oct. 25, 2019.

   (a) 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz bands. The following frequencies
   are available for WCS in the 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz bands:

   (1) Two paired channel blocks are available for assignment on a Major
   Economic Area basis as follows:

   Block A: 2305-2310 and 2350-2355 MHz; and

   Block B: 2310-2315 and 2355-2360 MHz.

   (2) Two unpaired channel blocks are available for assignment on a
   Regional Economic Area Grouping basis as follows:

   Block C: 2315-2320 MHz; and

   Block D: 2345-2350 MHz.

   (b) 746-758 MHz, 775-788 MHz, and 805-806 MHz bands. The following
   frequencies are available for licensing pursuant to this part in the
   746-758 MHz, 775-788 MHz, and 805-806 MHz bands:

   (1) Two paired channels of 1 megahertz each are available for
   assignment in Block A in the 757-758 MHz and 787-788 MHz bands.

   (2) Two paired channels of 1 megahertz each are available for
   assignment in Block B in the 775-776 MHz and 805-806 MHz bands.

   (3) Two paired channels of 11 megahertz each are available for
   assignment in Block C in the 746-757 MHz and 776-787 MHz bands. In the
   event that no licenses for two channels in this Block C are assigned
   based on the results of the first auction in which such licenses were
   offered because the auction results do not satisfy the applicable
   reserve price, the spectrum in the 746-757 MHz and 776-787 MHz bands
   will instead be made available for assignment at a subsequent auction
   as follows:

   (i) Two paired channels of 6 megahertz each available for assignment in
   Block C1 in the 746-752 MHz and 776-782 MHz bands.

   (ii) Two paired channels of 5 megahertz each available for assignment
   in Block C2 in the 752-757 MHz and 782-787 MHz bands.

   (c) 698-746 MHz band. The following frequencies are available for
   licensing pursuant to this part in the 698-746 MHz band:

   (1) Three paired channel blocks of 12 megahertz each are available for
   assignment as follows:

   Block A: 698-704 MHz and 728-734 MHz;

   Block B: 704-710 MHz and 734-740 MHz; and

   Block C: 710-716 MHz and 740-746 MHz.

   (2) Two unpaired channel blocks of 6 megahertz each are available for
   assignment as follows:

   Block D: 716-722 MHz; and

   Block E: 722-728 MHz.

   (d) 1390-1392 MHz band. The 1390-1392 MHz band is available for
   assignment on a Major Economic Area basis.

   (e) The paired 1392-1395 and 1432-1435 MHz bands. The paired 1392-1395
   MHz and 1432-1435 MHz bands are available for assignment on an Economic
   Area Grouping basis as follows: Block A: 1392-1393.5 MHz and
   1432-1433.5 MHz; and Block B: 1393.5-1395 MHz and 1433.5-1435 MHz.

   (f) 1670-1675 MHz band. The 1670-1675 MHz band is available for
   assignment on a nationwide basis.

   (g) [Reserved]

   (h) 1710-1755 MHz, 2110-2155 MHz, 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and
   2155-2180 MHz bands. The following frequencies are available for
   licensing pursuant to this part in the 1710-1755 MHz, 2110-2155 MHz,
   1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands:

   (1) Four paired channel blocks of 10 megahertz each are available for
   assignment as follows:

   Block A: 1710-1720 MHz and 2110-2120 MHz;

   Block B: 1720-1730 MHz and 2120-2130 MHz;

   Block F: 1745-1755 MHz and 2145-2155 MHz; and

   Block J: 1770-1780 MHz and 2170-2180 MHz.

   (2) Six paired channel blocks of 5 megahertz each are available for
   assignment as follows:

   Block C: 1730-1735 MHz and 2130-2135 MHz;

   Block D: 1735-1740 MHz and 2135-2140 MHz;

   Block E: 1740-1745 MHz and 2140-2145 MHz;

   Block G: 1755-1760 MHz and 2155-2160 MHz;

   Block H: 1760-1765 MHz and 2160-2165 MHz; and

   Block I: 1765-1770 MHz and 2165-2170 MHz.

   (3) One unpaired block of 5 megahertz and one unpaired block of 10
   megahertz each are available for assignment as follows:

   Block A1: 1695-1700 MHz

   Block B1: 1700-1710 MHz.

   Note to paragraph (h). Licenses to operate in the 1695-1710 MHz and
   1755-1780 MHz bands are subject to the condition that the licensee must
   not cause harmful interference to an incumbent Federal entity
   relocating from these bands under an approved Transition Plan. This
   condition remains in effect until NTIA terminates the applicable
   authorization of the incumbent Federal entity.

   (i) Frequency assignments for the BRS/EBS band. (1) Pre-transition
   frequency assignments.

   BRS Channel 1: 2150-2156 MHz or 2496-2500 MHz

   BRS Channel 2: 2156-2162 MHz or 2686-2690 MHz

   BRS Channel 2A: 2156-2160 MHz

   EBS Channel A1: 2500-2506 MHz

   EBS Channel B1: 2506-2512 MHz

   EBS Channel A2: 2512-2518 MHz

   EBS Channel B2: 2518-2524 MHz

   EBS Channel A3: 2524-2530 MHz

   EBS Channel B3: 2530-2536 MHz

   EBS Channel A4: 2536-2542 MHz

   EBS Channel B4: 2542-2548 MHz

   EBS Channel C1: 2548-2554 MHz

   EBS Channel D1: 2554-2560 MHz

   EBS Channel C2: 2560-2566 MHz

   EBS Channel D2: 2566-2572 MHz

   EBS Channel C3: 2572-2578 MHz

   EBS Channel D3: 2578-2584 MHz

   EBS Channel C4: 2584-2590 MHz

   EBS Channel D4: 2590-2596 MHz

   BRS Channel E1: 2596-2602 MHz

   BRS Channel F1: 2602-2608 MHz

   BRS Channel E2: 2608-2614 MHz

   BRS Channel F2: 2614-2620 MHz

   BRS Channel E3: 2620-2626 MHz

   BRS Channel F3: 2626-2632 MHz

   BRS Channel E4: 2632-2638 MHz

   BRS Channel F4: 2638-2644 MHz

   EBS Channel G1: 2644-2650 MHz

   BRS Channel H1: 2650-2656 MHz

   EBS Channel G2: 2656-2662 MHz

   BRS Channel H2: 2662-2668 MHz

   EBS Channel G3: 2668-2674 MHz

   BRS Channel H3: 2674-2680 MHz

   EBS Channel G4: 2680-2686 MHz

   I Channels: 2686-2690 MHz

   (2) Post transition frequency assignments. The frequencies available in
   the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) and Educational Broadband Service
   (EBS) are listed in this section in accordance with the frequency
   allocations table of § 2.106 of this chapter.

   (i) Lower Band Segment (LBS): The following channels shall constitute
   the Lower Band Segment:

   BRS Channel 1: 2496-2502 MHz or 2150-2156 MHz

   EBS Channel A1: 2502-2507.5 MHz

   EBS Channel A2: 2507.5-2513 MHz

   EBS Channel A3: 2513-2518.5 MHz

   EBS Channel B1: 2518.5-2524 MHz

   EBS Channel B2: 2524-2529.5 MHz

   EBS Channel B3: 2529.5-2535 MHz

   EBS Channel C1: 2535-2540.5 MHz

   EBS Channel C2: 2540.5-2546 MHz

   EBS Channel C3: 2546-2551.5 MHz

   EBS Channel D1: 2551.5-2557 MHz

   EBS Channel D2: 2557-2562.5 MHz

   EBS Channel D3: 2562.5-2568 MHz

   EBS Channel JA1: 2568.00000-2568.33333 MHz

   EBS Channel JA2: 2568.33333-2568.66666 MHz

   EBS Channel JA3: 2568.66666-2569.00000 MHz

   EBS Channel JB1: 2569.00000-2569.33333 MHz

   EBS Channel JB2: 2569.33333-2569.66666 MHz

   EBS Channel JB3: 2569.66666-2570.00000 MHz

   EBS Channel JC1: 2570.00000-2570.33333 MHz

   EBS Channel JC2: 2570.33333-2570.66666 MHz

   EBS Channel JC3: 2570.66666-2571.00000 MHz

   EBS Channel JD1: 2571.00000-2571.33333 MHz

   EBS Channel JD2: 2571.33333-2571.66666 MHz

   EBS Channel JD3: 2571.66666-2572.00000 MHz

   (ii) Middle Band Segment (MBS): The following channels shall constitute
   the Middle Band Segment:

   EBS Channel A4: 2572-2578 MHz

   EBS Channel B4: 2578-2584 MHz

   EBS Channel C4: 2584-2590 MHz

   EBS Channel D4: 2590-2596 MHz

   EBS Channel G4: 2596-2602 MHz

   BRS/EBS Channel F4: 2602-2608 MHz

   BRS/EBS Channel E4: 2608-2614 MHz

   (iii) Upper Band Segment (UBS): The following channels shall constitute
   the Upper Band Segment:

   BRS Channel KH1: 2614.00000-2614.33333 MHz.

   BRS Channel KH2: 2614.33333-2614.66666 MHz.

   BRS Channel KH3: 2614.66666-2615.00000 MHz.

   EBS Channel KG1: 2615.00000-2615.33333 MHz.

   EBS Channel KG2: 2615.33333-2615.66666 MHz.

   EBS Channel KG3: 2615.66666-2616.00000 MHz.

   BRS Channel KF1: 2616.00000-2616.33333 MHz.

   BRS Channel KF2: 2616.33333-2616.66666 MHz.

   BRS Channel KF3: 2616.66666-2617.00000 MHz.

   BRS Channel KE1: 2617.00000-2617.33333 MHz.

   BRS Channel KE2: 2617.33333-2617.66666 MHz.

   BRS Channel KE3: 2617.66666-2618.00000 MHz.

   BRS Channel 2: 2618-2624 MHz or 2156-2162 MHz.

   BRS Channel 2A: 2618-2624 MHz or 2156-2160 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel E1: 2624-2629.5 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel E2: 2629.5-2635 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel E3: 2635-2640.5 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel F1: 2640.5-2646 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel F2: 2646-2651.5 MHz.

   BRS/EBS Channel F3: 2651.5-2657 MHz.

   BRS Channel H1: 2657-2662.5 MHz.

   BRS Channel H2: 2662.5-2668 MHz.

   BRS Channel H3: 2668-2673.5 MHz.

   EBS Channel G1: 2673.5-2679 MHz.

   EBS Channel G2: 2679-2684.5 MHz.

   EBS Channel G3: 2684.5-2690 MHz.

   Note to paragraph (i)(2): No 125 kHz channels are provided for channels
   in operation in this service. The 125 kHz channels previously
   associated with these channels have been reallocated to Channel G3 in
   the upper band segment.

   (3) During the transition (see § § 27.1230-27.1239) EBS and BRS licensees
   may exchange channels to effectuate the transition of the 2.5 GHz band
   in a given BTA.

   (4) A temporary fixed broadband station may use any available broadband
   channel on a secondary basis, except that operation of temporary fixed
   broadband stations is not allowed within 56.3 km (35 miles) of Canada.

   (5)(i) A point-to-point EBS station on the E and F-channel frequencies,
   may be involuntarily displaced by a BRS applicant or licensee, provided
   that suitable alternative spectrum is available and that the BRS entity
   bears the expenses of the migration. Suitability of spectrum will be
   determined on a case-by-base basis; at a minimum, the alternative
   spectrum must be licensable by broadband operators on a primary basis
   (although it need not be specifically allocated to the broadband
   service), and must provide a signal that is equivalent to the prior
   signal in picture quality and reliability, unless the broadband
   licensee will accept an inferior signal. Potential expansion of the BRS
   licensee may be considered in determining whether alternative available
   spectrum is suitable.

   (ii) If suitable alternative spectrum is located pursuant to paragraph
   (h)(6)(i) of this section, the initiating party must prepare and file
   the appropriate application for the new spectrum, and must
   simultaneously serve a copy of the application on the EBS licensee to
   be moved. The initiating party will be responsible for all costs
   connected with the migration, including purchasing, testing and
   installing new equipment, labor costs, reconfiguration of existing
   equipment, administrative costs, legal and engineering expenses
   necessary to prepare and file the migration application, and other
   reasonable documented costs. The initiating party must secure a bond or
   establish an escrow account to cover reasonable incremental increase in
   ongoing expenses that may fall upon the migrated licensee. The bond or
   escrow account should also account for the possibility that the
   initiating party subsequently becomes bankrupt. If it becomes necessary
   for the Commission to assess the sufficiency of a bond or escrow
   amount, it will take into account such factors as projected incremental
   increase in electricity or maintenance expenses, or relocation
   expenses, as relevant in each case.

   (iii) The EBS licensee to be moved will have a 60-day period in which
   to oppose the involuntary migration. The broadband party should state
   its opposition to the migration with specificity, including engineering
   and other challenges, and a comparison of the present site and the
   proposed new site. If involuntary migration is granted, the new
   facilities must be operational before the initiating party will be
   permitted to begin its new or modified operations. The migration must
   not disrupt the broadband licensee's provision of service, and the
   broadband licensee has the right to inspect the construction or
   installation work.

   (j) 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz bands. The following frequencies
   are available for licensing pursuant to this part in the 2000-2020 MHz
   and 2180-2200 MHz (AWS-4) bands:

   (1) Two paired channel blocks of 10 megahertz each are available for
   assignment as follows: Block A: 2000-2010 MHz and 2180-2190 MHz; and
   Block B: 2010-2020 MHz and 2190-2200 MHz.

   (2) [Reserved]

   (k) 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands. The paired 1915-1920 MHz and
   1995-2000 MHz bands are available for assignment on an Economic Area
   (EA) basis.

   (l) 600 MHz band. The 600 MHz band (617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz) has
   seven pairs of 5 megahertz channel blocks available for assignment on a
   Partial Economic Area basis as follows:

   Block A: 617-622 MHz and 663-668 MHz;

   Block B: 622-627 MHz and 668-673 MHz;

   Block C: 627-632 MHz and 673-678 MHz;

   Block D: 632-637 MHz and 678-683 MHz;

   Block E: 637-642 MHz and 683-688 MHz;

   Block F: 642-647 MHz and 688-693 MHz; and

   Block G: 647-652 MHz and 693-698 MHz.

   [ 62 FR 9658 , Mar. 3, 1997]

   Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 27.5, see the
   List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids
   section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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