B8 — Licence Conditions for RRBS

Remote Rural Broadband Systems (RRBS) Licence Conditions

1. Permitted Services

Service is restricted to that outlined in CPC-2-1-24 — Licensing Procedure for Remote Rural Broadband Systems (RRBS) Operating in the Band 512-698 MHz (TV channels 21 to 51).

2. Service Areas

RRBS systems are intended to provide service in remote and rural areas as outlined in CPC-2-1-24. Coverage from this station must not infringe upon the restricted areas as provided on the Service Area Maps.

3. Technical Guidelines

This RRBS station and associated subscriber stations must comply with the technical guidelines specified in SRSP-300.512 — Technical Requirements for Remote Rural Broadband Systems (RRBS) Operating in the Bands 512–608 MHz and 614–698 MHz (TV Channels 21 to 51) and RSS-196 — Point-to-Multipoint Broadband Equipment Operating in the Bands 512–608 MHz and 614–698 MHz for Rural Remote Broadband Systems (RRBS) (TV Channels 21 to 51).

4. Environmental Process, Radio Frequency Fields and Land-Use Consultation

While site-specific radio authorizations are not required for subscriber stations, they must be installed in accordance with procedures outlined in CPC-2-0-03Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems, as may be amended from time to time.

5. Implementation

The licensee must submit a written progress report to the Department, within one year of the receipt of this licence, to demonstrate that the spectrum is being used at a level acceptable to the Department.

6. International Considerations

Any RRBS authorization located within 400 km of the Canada-US border is issued on a no-interference, no-protection basis with respect to broadcasting services in the United States. The licensee will be subject to any future agreements or arrangements between Canada and the United States regarding the use of these systems in the border area and may be required to modify affected stations or operations in order to conform to such agreements or arrangements.

7. Broadcasting Service

This RRBS station must not constrain the provision of existing and new broadcasting services. In the event that interference to or from a broadcasting station occurs, or should a change arise in the broadcast allotment plan, relocation may be required, at the licensee's expense.

Date of last revision: November 30, 2015.