T-Band Working Group
The Mission of the NPSTC T-Band Working Group is to develop recommended actions and policy positions for the NPSTC governing board regarding the Spectrum Act’s requirement that public safety vacate all existing operations in the T-Band.
  • T-Band spectrum is a key resource used by public safety and industrial/business licensees in 11 metro areas.
  • The total amount of T-Band spectrum varies across the 11 metro markets.
  • The breakout of public safety vs. industrial/business T-band spectrum varies across the 11 markets.
  • Public Law No. 112-96 notes the requirement for the T Band "give back":  Excerpt:
  • Sec. 6103.470-512 MHz Public Safety Spectrum
    Scope of Work
    To develop comprehensive recommendations for the NPSTC Governing Board, the Working Group will assess the effects of the legislation on public safety, evaluate potential options, and determine the viability and costs of those options.  The work plan will involve the following activities:
    Task Groups
    Working Group Timeline
    WG Communications Tools
    T-Band Working Group
    Support Provided by the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC),
    and the National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC)

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