Notice to Common Carriers
Applications to provide non-common carrier service or for private, internal communications (Codes "N" and "P," respectively on FCC Form 601 Item 35) may be granted anytime after they are accepted for filing. Applications that include a request for common carrier regulatory status (Code "C," FCC Form 601 Item 35) will not be granted prior to the 31st day following the issuance of a Public Notice of the acceptance for filing of such application.
EXAMPLE: On June 30, 2004, the Bureau releases the weekly Public Notice of applications filed between June 21-25, 2004,
that are acceptable for filing. The 31st day following this public notice is Saturday, July 31, 2004, making Monday, August 2,
2004, the first day on which a common carrier application can be granted. A license is required to file link registrations. Given
that July 19, 2004, is the starting date for filing link registrations, and that no common carrier licenses can be granted prior to
August 2, 2004, applicants seeking to operate under more than one regulatory status may wish to file one application for common
carrier regulatory status and a second application for non-common carrier and/or private, internal regulatory status, as applicable.
Ordinarily, in requesting authority to offer both common carrier and non-common carrier service, an applicant would choose to file a
single FCC Form 601 and enter Codes C and N on it in response to Item 35. However, the entire application would be processed under
the "common carrier" track, i.e., the "notice and 30-day waiting period" of Section 1.945(b), because system limitations preclude us
from processing the non-common carrier request separately when filed on the same form as the common carrier request.