Three 155 Mbit/s dishes on top of the Oil & Gas Commerce Building, Fort Worth Tx, circa 2001 (Photo : Jimmy Chiles / Creative Common)
The U.S. Federal Communications Commissions made an agreement with authorities in Mexico and Canada to share wireless broadband commercial spectrum to "help support commercial broadband services and public safety mission-critical voice communications".
Telecommunication problems in border areas between countries have been ever-present and now the three countries have teamed up in an attempt to remedy it.
The commercial spectrum in the 700 MHz band and some spectrum in the 800 MHz will be shared in the border areas with Canada, but with Mexico only the 700 MHz band will be shared.
Julius Genachowski, FCC chairman, said in a FCC statement, "These arrangements will unleash investment and benefit consumers near the borders by enabling the rollout of 4G wireless broadband service and advanced systems for critical public safety and emergency response communications."