Narrowbanding is the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) terminology for a process that will reduce the size of radio channels used by many public safety and business systems in the US. The transition to narrowbanding has been mandated by the FCC to occur no later than January 1, 2013. Narrowbanding will cut in half the amount of radio spectrum used each time a radio transmits a message. The FCC’s goal is to create more available channels in congested frequency bands.
Click HERE for information regarding the FCC’s Narrowbanding requirement for some Public Safety and Public Works radio systems that will affect many municipalities across the state.