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FCC 101.1413
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 101.1413   License term and renewal expectancy.

   (a) The MVDDS license term is ten years, beginning on the date of the
   initial authorization grant.

   (b) Application of a renewal expectancy is based on a showing of
   substantial service at the end of five years into the license period
   and ten years into the license period. The substantial service
   requirement is defined as a service that is sound, favorable, and
   substantially above a level of mediocre service which might minimally
   warrant renewal. At the end of five years into the license term and ten
   years into the license period, the Commission will consider factors
   such as:

   (1) Whether the licensee's operations service niche markets or focus on
   serving populations outside of areas serviced by other MVDDS licensees;

   (2) Whether the licensee's operations serve populations with limited
   access to telecommunications services; and

   (3) A demonstration of service to a significant portion of the
   population or land area of the licensed area.

   (c) The renewal application of an MVDDS licensee must include the
   following showings in order to claim a renewal expectancy:

   (1) A coverage map depicting the served and unserved areas;

   (2) A corresponding description of current service in terms of
   geographic coverage and population served or transmitter locations in
   the served areas; and

   (3) Copies of any Commission Orders finding the licensee to have
   violated the Communications Act or any Commission rule or policy and a
   list of any pending proceedings that relate to any matter described by
   the requirements for the renewal expectancy.

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