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Archived — Notice No. DGTP-003-00

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP-003-2000 —  Proposed Revisions to the Spectrum Utilization Policy (SP 1-20 GHz) for Services in the Band 2285-2483.5 MHz

The purpose of this Notice is to announce a consultation paper on proposals for revisions to the spectrum utilization policy and to advance certain policy decisions for services in the band 2285-2483.5 MHz. These modifications and proposals are in response to a number of requirements including innovative wireless access and LAN services for Internet.

This Notice follows the August 1997 consultation paper entitled, Proposals to Provide New Opportunities for the Use of the Radio Spectrum in the 1-20 GHz Frequency Range(DGTP-006-97), which solicited comments on numerous proposals throughout the 1-20 GHz frequency range.

In response to the August 1997 consultation paper, the Department received a wide range of submissions relating to the 1-3 GHz frequency range which were taken into consideration. In addition, several issues pertaining to the use of this frequency range have emerged, including the Canada/US agreement on spectrum for Digital Audio Broadcasting and US Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS) by satellite in the band 2320-2345 MHz, the US designation of Wireless Communication Services (WCS) to the bands 2305-2320 MHz and 2345-2360 MHz as well as the increased usage of licence-exempt devices in the band 2400-2483.5 MHz. In particular, the proposals and provisions included in this paper, address issues which affect fixed and mobile services (particularly mobile aeronautical telemetry services) as well as licence-exempt devices.

Based on the results of this public consultation, Industry Canada will establish spectrum utilization policies to respond to Canadian needs. Submissions should be addressed to the Director General, Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada, 300 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C8 and must be received by June 23, 2000 to receive full consideration. All representations should cite the Canada Gazette Part I Notice publication date, title and the Notice reference number DGTP-003-2000.

Respondents are strongly encouraged to provide their comments in electronic format (WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF or ASCII TXT) to facilitate posting on the Department's Web site. Documents submitted via electronic media should be sent to the following address:

All submissions should cite Canada Gazette Notice reference number DGTP-003-2000.

This consultation paper is available via the Internet at the following address: World Wide Web (WWW), or in hard copy, for a fee, from: 

Tyrell Press Ltd.
2714 Fenton Road, Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T7 Canada
toll-free telephone: 
United States toll-free telephone: 
Worldwide telephone: 


Canada Communications Group
45 Sacré-CoeurBoulevard Hull, Quebec K1A 0S7 Canada
toll-free telephone:
Canada toll-free facsimile: 
Worldwide telephone:
Worldwide facsimile:

Michael Helm
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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