Gazette Notice DGSO-002-18

Notice No. DGSO-002-18 — Consultation on a New Set of Service Areas for Spectrum Licensing

Intent

The intent of this notice is to announce a public consultation through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's (ISED) document entitled DGSO-002-18, Consultation on a New Set of Service Areas for Spectrum Licensing. Through the release of this document, ISED is initiating a consultation on a new set of smaller service areas for spectrum licensing (Tier 5) with a view of encouraging additional access to spectrum within rural areas, and supporting new technologies and emerging use cases.

ISED seeks comments on its service area proposals and invites respondents to submit alternative proposals for smaller service areas, along with supporting rationale.

Submitting comments

Interested parties should submit their comments no later than January 31, 2019. Respondents are asked to provide their comments or alternate proposals in electronic format (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF, and MapInfo or ArcGIS for the map layers or website link) by email. Soon after the close of the comment period, all comments will be posted on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website. ISED will also provide interested parties with the opportunity to reply to comments from other parties. Reply comments will be accepted no later than March 7, 2019.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
235 Queen Street, 6th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H5
All submissions should cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, the publication date, the title and the reference number of this notice (DGSO-002-18).

Obtaining copies

Copies of this notice and of documents referred to herein are available electronically on ISED's Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website.

Official versions of notices can be viewed on the Canada Gazette website.
November 27, 2018

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ERIC PARSONS
Senior Director
Spectrum Management Operations Branch

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