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Canada-United States (CANUS) Communications Interoperability Working Group (CIWG): Statement of Intent (SOI)/Public Notice (PN) Webinar


CANUS CIWG is hosting a webinar highlighting the positive impact of the Statement of Intent (SOI) for first responders.  The webinar will include updates from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) on the status of the SOI and inform federal, state, provincial, tribal, territorial and local first responder agencies along and across the U.S. Border with Canada how the updates enhance cross border communications.  


In October 2014, the FCC and ISED (then Industry Canada) completed a SOI that clarifies the 1952 Treaty on radio communications between the US and Canada and extends roaming privileges to hand-held portable units used by emergency responders, provided the responder is properly licensed it its country of origin.  The agreement waives certain registration and permitting requirements for licensees roaming across the border and permits state, local and tribal first responders to legally store a cache of radios on the other side of the border to promote cross-border communications.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET

Join the webinar at:

Call-in number:  1-877-413-4791

Conference ID:  830-7479