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FCC May Widen Spectrum For Wireless Radio Devices

As the demand for radio spectrum and flexibility in how devices, such as implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, cooperate, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider requests for additional spectrum, according to Julius Knapp, chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.

“The spectrum that has been provided should be adequate for the foreseeable future for implantable medical devices,” Knapp said. “However, new applications for medical technology that uses radio are emerging and the Commission is considering requests for additional spectrum for these applications.”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent US government agency. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US possessions.