Deep in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for broadcast diversity (MB Docket 07-294), the Federal Communications Commission, acting on a recommendation by Mullaney Engineering, would propose the expansion of the FM Broadcast Band to include the spectrum of TV Channels 5 and 6 (76-88 MHz).
If approved, this could open opportunities for 60 additional channels to the existing 100 channels.
The spectrum between 76-88 MHz is already used for FM broadcast in Japan (their FM band is from 76-90 MHz and they have television in the 90-108 MHz range).
REC will be working together with our allies and media partners to provide our own concept of an expanded Channel 5 & 6 spectrum.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Comments of Mullaney Engineering