Letter from Industry Canada to the Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Kevin J. Martin
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Dear Mr. Martin:

Thank you for your letter of August 5, 2008, on the discussions between Industry Canada (IC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) leading to the development of a comprehensive, legally binding "Agreement" between our two governments on the use of television broadcasting spectrum in the areas adjacent to the border of Canada and the United States.

In your letter, you proposed an understanding between IC and the FCC to be followed until Canada and the United States bring into force a comprehensive, legally binding "Agreement". I would like to inform you that the understanding as outlined in your letter (including the attached Tables A, B, C and D which list all agreed assignments and allotments within 360 km of our common border) is acceptable and can be followed by our countries until the "Agreement" comes into force.

I am pleased with the results of our joint meeting on August 13 and 14, 2008. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate the participants for the excellent spirit of cooperation that has prevailed throughout.


H. McDonald
Assistant Deputy Minister
Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications

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