Border Agreement Promises to Minimize Interference for Safety, Military Channels

Border Agreement Promises to Minimize Interference for Safety, Military Channels
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Senior U.S. and Mexican officials have signed protocols they say will significantly reduce the chance of life-threatening, cross-border interference in critical radio networks.
The protocols were signed on July 27 and cover the 380-399.9 and 406.1-420 MHz bands. A State Department spokesman issued a statement saying the accords will benefit federal first responders, federal law enforcement, military security networks, federal emergency management and other federal radio communication networks in the border area.
The two sides also are continuing talks about the introduction of digital radio and protecting Channel 6 TV from FM interference, according to the State Department.
The seventh meeting of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications took place in Mexico City. U.S. Ambassador David A. Gross said, "Because the protocols allow for establishing independent U.S. and Mexican regulatory regimes, both sides will have more flexibility in deploying advanced communications technologies."
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