Goto Section: 15.714 | 15.717 | Table of Contents

FCC 15.715
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 15.715   TV bands database administrator.

   The Commission will designate one or more entities to administer the TV
   bands database(s). The Commission may, at its discretion, permit the
   functions of a TV bands database, such as a data repository,
   registration, and query services, to be divided among multiple
   entities; however, it will designate specific entities to be a database
   administrator responsible for coordination of the overall functioning
   of a database and providing services to TVBDs. Each database
   administrator designated by the Commission shall:

   (a) Maintain a database that contains the information described in
   § 15.713.

   (b) Establish a process for acquiring and storing in the database
   necessary and appropriate information from the Commission's databases
   and synchronizing the database with the current Commission databases at
   least once a week to include newly licensed facilities or any changes
   to licensed facilities.

   (c) Establish a process for registering fixed TVBDs and registering and
   including in the database facilities entitled to protection but not
   contained in a Commission database, including MVPD receive sites.

   (d) Establish a process for registering facilities where part 74 low
   power auxiliary stations are used on a regular basis.

   (e) Provide accurate lists of available channels to fixed and
   personal/portable TVBDs that submit to it the information required
   under § § 15.713(e), (f), and (g) based on their geographic location
   and provide accurate lists of available channels to fixed and Mode II
   devices requesting lists of available channels for Mode I devices.
   Database administrators may allow prospective operators of TV bands
   devices to query the database and determine whether there are vacant
   channels at a particular location.

   (f) Establish protocols and procedures to ensure that all
   communications and interactions between the TV bands database and TVBDs
   are accurate and secure and that unauthorized parties cannot access or
   alter the database or the list of available channels sent to a TVBD
   consistent with the provisions of § 15.713(i).

   (g) Make its services available to all unlicensed TV band device users
   on a non-discriminatory basis.

   (h) Provide service for a five-year term. This term can be renewed at
   the Commission's discretion.

   (i) Respond in a timely manner to verify, correct and/or remove, as
   appropriate, data in the event that the Commission or a party brings
   claim of inaccuracies in the database to its attention. This
   requirement applies only to information that the Commission requires to
   be stored in the database.

   (j) Transfer its database along with the IP addresses and URLs used to
   access the database and list of registered Fixed TVBDs, to another
   designated entity in the event it does not continue as the database
   administrator at the end of its term. It may charge a reasonable price
   for such conveyance.

   (k) The database must have functionality such that upon request from
   the Commission it can indicate that no channels are available when
   queried by a specific TVBD or model of TVBDs.

   (l) If more than one database is developed, the database administrators
   shall cooperate to develop a standardized process for providing on a
   daily basis or more often, as appropriate, the data collected for the
   facilities listed in § 15.713(b)(2) to all other TV bands databases to
   ensure consistency in the records of protected facilities.

   (m) Provide a means to make all information the rules require the
   database to contain publicly available, including fixed TVBD
   registrations and voluntarily submitted protected entity information.

   [ 74 FR 7326 , Feb. 17, 2009, as amended at  77 FR 29247 , May 17, 2012]

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Goto Section: 15.714 | 15.717

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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