Proposed FCC Rule

Issue 10 and Volume 110.

Proposed FCC Rule The Federal Communications Commission has acted favorably on a petition of the American Municipal Association to create a Local Government Radio Service. The petition, filed by the Association on January 3, 1957, would provide for one radio service to serve cities and other local governments for public works, sanitation, police, fire, water system, and all other activities. Under present FCC regulations each municipal service must operate on frequencies assigned to the service. The new proposed rule (Docket 11990), which will become effective in late 1957, will provide a service wherein all essential government communications may operate on a common frequency. Present existing frequencies are not affected by the new rule.

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