August 20, 2013
Ms. Mignon L. Clyburn
Federal Communications Commission
445 Twelfth Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Lawrence E. Strickling
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
United States Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Dear Ms. Clyburn and Mr. Strickling:
Thank you for your letter of August 20, 2013, regarding discussions by the U.S.-Canada Radio Technical Liaison Committee (RTLC) concerning the sharing and coordination of fixed services operating in the bands 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz, 92-94 GHz and 94.1-95 GHz along our common border.
Like you, I believe that the operational provisions reflected in new draft Arrangement V will be mutually beneficial to both of our countries. I, therefore, confirm that we intend to apply the technical and procedural provisions of the understanding set out in the draft Arrangement V, attached to your letter, on an interim basis. This will allow licensees to implement services along the Canada-United States border.
I look forward to our continued collaboration in the future.
Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications