1. DoD retains access to the 1780-1850 MHz band.
2. DoD is provided shared access to 2025-2110 MHz band, removing the need to relocate broadcasters.
3. DoD is not provided access to 5150-5250 MHz for telemetry, leaving the band available for Wi-Fi consideration.
4. DoD will modify selected systems to operate at both 1780- 1850 MHz & 2025-2110 MHz. These include Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, Tactical Targeting Network. Technology, Tactical Radio Relay, and High Resolution Video systems.
5. DoD will modify selected systems to operate in other existing Federal bands as. identified: Precision Guided Munitions to 1435-1525 MHz, Point-to-Point Microwave. Links to 7125-8500 MHz, and DoD Video Surveillance/Robotics to 4400-4940 MHz.
6. DoD systems will share spectrum with commercial users in the 1755-1780 MHz band as follows: Satellite Operations (
7. DoD will compress remaining operations into 1780-1850 MHz.
8. Estimate of DoD costs is*
In the interest of obtaining input from all interested stakeholders on this proposal, as NTIA has requested, we are adding this correspondence to the record of this proceeding and seeking public comment on it as part of the AWS-3 rulemaking.
Increased Federal Access to Spectrum Through Sharing
80. The 2013 Presidential Memorandum strongly encourages the
81. Federal Use of AWS-3 Spectrum including 2155-2180. Shared use of spectrum bands by Federal and non-Federal users could facilitate the increased use of "commercial-off-the-shelf" (COTS) communication technologies to support important government missions, including military uses. By allowing government users to tap into global scale economies of the commercial market, the use of COTS devices, networks, and components could potentially help improve the performance and cost of certain government communications systems, where appropriate. Moreover, the use of such technologies might also increase electromagnetic compatibility with commercial uses, thereby facilitating greater shared use of spectrum. Accordingly, we seek comment on whether Federal users should be able to access the AWS-3 band(s), including spectrum not presently allocated for Federal use (e.g., 2155-2180 MHz), on Federal lands or properties that are generally unserved by commercial wireless networks. We seek comment on the benefits and drawbacks of this proposal. We would expect that such locations might include, for example, military training ranges in otherwise unpopulated areas and that Federal use of the band would be on terms and conditions consistent with the commercial service rules we establish in this proceeding and in future proceedings. We seek comment on specific locations where such access would be appropriate or inappropriate, as well as comment on a regulatory framework that would enable such use in a manner consistent with the Communications Act and the ongoing commercial use of these bands. We seek specific comment on any amendments to Section 2.103 of our rules or any other rules that might be appropriate for Federal use of such bands.
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