Goto Section: 101.601 | 101.701 | Table of Contents

FCC 101.603
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  101.603   Permissible communications.

   (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, stations in
   this radio service may transmit communications as follows:

   (1) On frequencies below 21,200 MHz, licensees may transmit their own
   communications, including the transmission of their products and
   information services, to their customers except that the distribution
   of video entertainment material to customers is permitted only as
   indicated in § 101.101 and paragraph (a)(2) of this section.

   (2) In the frequency bands 6425-6525 MHz, 17,700-18,580 MHz, and on
   frequencies above 21,200 MHz, licensees may deliver any of their own
   products and services to any receiving location;

   (3) Licensees may transmit the communications of their parent
   corporation, or of another subsidiary of the same parent, or their own
   subsidiary where the party to be served is regularly engaged in any of
   the activities that constitute the basis for eligibility to use the
   frequencies assigned;

   (4) Licensees may transmit the communications of other parties in
   accordance with § 101.135;

   (5) Licensees may transmit emergency communications unrelated to their
   activities in accordance with § 101.205;

   (6) Licensees may transmit communications on a commercial basis to
   eligible users, among different premises of a single eligible user, or
   from one eligible user to another as part of transmissions by Digital
   Electronic Message Service systems on the frequencies provided for this

   (7) Licensees may transmit program material from one location to

   (b) Stations licensed in this radio service shall not:

   (1) Render a common carrier service of any kind. However, licensees are
   allowed to lease excess capacity to common carriers. In addition,
   Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) licensees reclassified by the Commission
   as Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS), that were formerly private
   land mobile radio service providers, may continue to utilize private
   operational fixed microwave systems licensed prior to April 1, 2003 for
   their land mobile connecting facilities.

   (2) Transmit program material for use in connection with broadcasting,
   except as provided in paragraphs (a)(2), and (a)(7)) of this section;

   (3) Be used to provide the final RF link in the chain of transmission
   of program material to multichannel video programming distributors,
   except in the frequency bands 6425-6525 MHz and 17,700-18,580 MHz and
   on frequencies above 21,200 MHz.

   [ 61 FR 26677 , May 28, 1996, as amended at  68 FR 4961 , Jan. 31, 2003;  71 FR 69052 , Nov. 29, 2006;  76 FR 59574 , Sept. 27, 2011]


Subpart I—Common Carrier Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service


Goto Section: 101.601 | 101.701

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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