Service and Auction Rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz Frequency Band
OGC-98-29: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on service and auction rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz frequency band. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would amend FCC's rules to facilitate more effective use of the 39 GHz band by implementing a number of improvements; (2) in addition, the regulatory framework for the 39 GHz band would be expanded to include service rules for mobile operations, which will promote competition; and (3) FCC complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.