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Digital Television Broadcast Service; Calais, ME

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Federal Communications Commission.


Final rule.


The Commission, at the request of Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation, licensee of noncommercial station WMED-TV, substitutes DTV channel *10 for DTV channel *15 at Calais, Maine. See 66 FR 40959, August 6, 2001. DTV channel *10 can be allotted to Calais, Maine, in compliance with the principal community coverage requirements of § 73.625(a) at reference coordinates 45-01-45 N. and 67-19-26 W. with a power of 3.5, HAAT of 133 meters and with a DTV service population of 30 thousand. Since the community of Calais is located within 400 kilometers of the U.S.-Canadian border, concurrence from the Canadian government has been obtained for this allotment.

With this action, this proceeding is terminated.


Effective June 24, 2002.

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Pam Blumenthal, Media Bureau, (202) 418-1600.

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This is a synopsis of the Commission's Report and Order, MM Docket No. 01-167, adopted May 3, 2002, and released May 9, 2002. The full text of this document is available for public inspection and copying during regular business hours in the FCC Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-A257, Washington, DC. This document may also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Qualex International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, CY-B402, Washington, DC, 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, or via e-mail

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List of Subjects in 47 CFR Part 73

  • Digital television broadcasting
  • Television
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Part 73 of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 303, 334 and 336.

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2. Section 73.622(b), the Table of Digital Television Allotments under Maine, is amended by removing DTV channel *15 and adding DTV channel *10 at Calais.

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Federal Communications Commission.

Barbara A. Kreisman,

Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau.

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[FR Doc. 02-11976 Filed 5-14-02; 8:45 am]