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FCC 101.1413
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  101.1413   License term and construction requirements.

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

   (b) As a construction requirement, MVDDS licensees must make 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 is governed by § 1.949
   of this chapter.

   [ 69 FR 31746 , June 7, 2004, as amended at  82 FR 41549 , Sept. 1, 2017]


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