The FCC's rewrite of its rules for the Part 95 Personal Radio Services takes effect tomorrow, September 28, 2017.
Major changes include removing the 155-mile distance limit on CB contacts (which had virtually never been observed anytime the band was open in the past 50 years); addition of new Family Radio Service (FRS) channels (shared with GMRS, the General Mobile Radio Service); GMRS power restrictions on the channels newly shared with FRS, and allowing GMRS licensees to send text messages in addition to voice transmissions. (See July CQ, p. 26, for a more comprehensive look at the changes in various personal radio services.)
The Federal Register announcement is at:
The complete text of the new Part 95 Report & Order is at:
(Be aware: it's 114 pages long)