Spectrum Reallocation Report, Response to Title III of The Balanced Budget Act Of 1997

Report ID: 
SP 98-36
February 01, 1998

On behalf of the Secretary of Commerce, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has prepared this report as required by Title III ­ Communication and Spectrum Allocation Provisions ­ of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Title III of the BBA 97). This report identifies radio spectrum currently used by the Federal Government for reallocation to the private sector.

Title III of the BBA 97 requires the Secretary of Commerce to provide from the spectrum currently allocated for Federal use, an aggregate of at least 20 megahertz (MHz) below 3 gigahertz (GHz) for allocation and assignment by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to non-Federal users through the process of competitive bidding.