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§ 101.1111 Partitioning and disaggregation.
(a) Definitions. Disaggregation. The assignment of discrete portions or
“blocks” of spectrum licensed to a geographic licensee or qualifying
Partitioning. The assignment of geographic portions of a licensee's
authorized service area along geopolitical or other boundaries.
(b) Eligibility. (1) Parties seeking approval for partitioning and
disaggregation shall request an authorization for partial assignment of
a license pursuant to § 101.53. Parties shall submit the forms set forth
in § 101.15(e).
(2) Licensees may apply to partition their licensed geographic service
area or disaggregate their licensed spectrum at any time following the
grant of their licenses.
(c) Technical standards—(1) Partitioning. In the case of partitioning,
requests for authorization for partial assignment of a license must
include, as an attachment, a description of the partitioned service
area. The partitioned service area shall be defined by coordinate
points at every 3 degrees along the partitioned service area unless an
FCC recognized service area is utilized (i.e., Major Trading Area,
Basic Trading Area, Metropolitan Service Area, Rural Service Area or
Economic Area) or county lines are followed. The geographic coordinates
must be specified in degrees, minutes, and seconds to the nearest
second of latitude and longitude and must be based upon the 1983 North
American Datum (NAD83). In the case where an FCC recognized service
area or county lines are utilized, applicants need only list the
specific area(s) (through use of FCC designations or county names) that
constitute the partitioned area. In such partitioning cases where an
unjust enrichment payment is owed the Commission, the request for
authorization for partial assignment of a license must include, as an
attachment, a calculation of the population of the partitioned service
area and the licensed geographic service area.
(2) Disaggregation. Spectrum may be disaggregated in any amount.
(3) Combined partitioning and disaggregation. The Commission will
consider requests for partial assignment of licenses that propose
combinations of partitioning and disaggregation.
(d) License term. The license term for a partitioned license area and
for disaggregated spectrum shall be the remainder of the original
licensee's license term as provided for in § 101.67 of this chapter.
[ 63 FR 26507 , May 13, 1998, as amended at 82 FR 41549 , Sept. 1, 2017]
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