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§ 22.946 Service commencement and construction systems.
(a) Commencement of service. New cellular systems must be at least
partially constructed and begin providing cellular service to
subscribers within the service commencement periods specified in Table
H-1 of this section. Service commencement periods begin on the date of
grant of the initial authorization, and are not extended by the grant
of subsequent authorizations for the cellular system (such as for major
modifications). The licensee must notify the FCC (FCC Form 601) after
the requirements of this section are met ( see § 1.946 of this
Table H-1—Commencement of Service
Type of cellular system Required to commence service in
The first system authorized on each channel block in markets 1-90 36
The first system authorized on each channel block in all other markets
and any subsequent systems authorized pursuant to contracts in
partitioned markets 18 months.
The first system authorized on each channel block in the Gulf of Mexico
Exclusive Zone No requirement.
All other systems 12 months.
(b) To satisfy this requirement, a cellular system must be
interconnected with the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and
must be providing service to mobile stations operated by its
subscribers and roamers. A cellular system is considered to be
providing service only if mobile stations can originate telephone calls
to and receive telephone calls from wireline telephones through the
(c) Construction period for specific facilities. The construction
period applicable to specific new or modified cellular facilities for
which a separate authorization is granted is one year, beginning on the
date the authorization is granted.
[ 67 FR 9609 , Mar. 4, 2002, as amended at 67 FR 77192 , Dec. 17, 2002]
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