Government and Public Safety are currently considering potential models and decision points for a Public Safety Broadband Network in Canada. The following timeline provides an overview of next-steps anticipated in the decision for how to use Band Class 14 spectrum in Canada.
The PSBN Innovation Alliance will continue to provide updates as we receive them – related to decisions on spectrum and model for a Canadian PSBN.
1) June 28th, 2019
TNCO Interim Report Published (Mid-Point Recommendations on finalist models and Directions for PSBN business / governance model decision)
2) July - October, 2019
Public Comment Period on TNCO Report - anyone from the public can view and comment on the TNCO mid-term recommendations. Final opportunity for changes to PSBN policy.
3) October 2019 - January 2020
TNCO Final Report Write-Up - Released January 2020.
4) End of First Quarter - 2020
TNCO Report and Final PSBN Recommendations sent to Provincial / Territorial / Federal Deputy Ministers of Public Safety for March 2020 Meeting to Approve TNCO Report.
5) Second Quarter - 2020
After Deputy Minister's approve report a final recommendation is sent from Deputy Minister's to ISED for final licencing. Last public solicitation on license costs and then licenses granted in late 2020. Provincial / National PSBN(s) start after this point.