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220 MHz Services

 

Operations

Construction Requirements


Phase I Construction Requirements

Phase I non-nationwide licensees are required to complete construction and place their systems into operation within 12 months of initial license grant in accordance with Rule 90.725.
Phase I non-nationwide licensees that modified their stations pursuant to Rule 90.753 are required to construct their stations on or before August 15, 1996 or within 12 months of the initial grant date of their modification application in accordance with Rule 90.757.
Phase I Nationwide licensees are required to follow a schedule for construction and file benchmark reports at 2, 4, 6, and 10 years after initial license grant. The Construction requirements for Phase I Nationwide licenses are provided in Rule 90.725.
 

Phase II Construction Requirements

Phase II economic area (EA) or regional area (REAG) licensees are required to provide coverage to 1/3 of the population of their EA or REAG within 5 years of the issuance of their initial license and 2/3 of the population of their EA or REAG within 10 years of the issuance of their initial license in accordance with Rule 90.767. Alternatively a Phase II EA or REAG licensee may demonstrate substantial service at their 5 and 10 year benchmarks also in accordance with Rule 90.767.
Phase II nationwide (NWA) licensees are required to provide coverage to a composite area of at least 750,000 square kilometers or 37.5 percent of the population of the US within 5 years of the issuance of its initial license and coverage to a composite area of at least 1,500,000 square kilometers or 75 percent of the US population within 10 years of the issuance of its initial license in accordance with Rule 90.769. Alternatively a Phase II NWA licensee may demonstrate substantial service at its 5 and 10 year benchmarks also in accordance with Rule 90.769.
 

Deconstruction or Discontinuance of Station Operations

A station that is not operational for one year or more is considered to have been permanently discontinued as described in Rule 90.157.
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
9/24/2007