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FCC 24.102
Revised as of October 22, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  24.102   Service areas.

   Narrowband PCS service areas are nationwide, regional, and Major
   Trading Areas (MTAs), as defined in this section. MTAs are based on the
   Rand McNally 1992 Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide, 123rd Edition, at
   pages 38-39 (MTA Map). Rand McNally organizes the 50 States and the
   District of Columbia into 47 MTAs. The MTA Map is available on the
   FCC's website at www.fcc.gov/auctions through the “Maps” submenu.

   (a) The nationwide service area consists of the fifty states, the
   District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands,
   Puerto Rico, and United States Virgin Islands.

   (b) The regional service areas are defined as follows:

   (1) Region 1 (Northeast): The Northeast Region consists of the
   following MTAs: Boston-Providence, Buffalo-Rochester, New York,
   Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

   (2) Region 2 (South): The South Region consists of the following MTAs:
   Atlanta, Charlotte-Greensboro-Greenville-Raleigh, Jacksonville,
   Knoxville, Louisville-Lexington-Evansville, Nashville, Miami-Fort
   Lauderdale, Richmond-Norfolk, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Orlando, and
   Washington-Baltimore; and, Puerto Rico and United States Virgin
   Islands.

   (3) Region 3 (Midwest): The Midwest Region consists of the following
   MTAs: Chicago, Cincinnati-Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus, Des Moines-Quad
   Cities, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and
   Omaha.

   (4) Region 4 (Central): The Central Region consists of the following
   MTAs: Birmingham, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, El Paso-Albuquerque,
   Houston, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis-Jackson, New Orleans-Baton
   Rouge, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Wichita.

   (5) Region 5 (West): The West Region consists of the following MTAs:
   Honolulu, Los Angeles-San Diego, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San
   Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Seattle (including Alaska), and
   Spokane-Billings; and, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana
   Islands.

   (c) The MTA service areas are based on the Rand McNally 1992 Commercial
   Atlas & Marketing Guide, 123rd Edition, at pages 38-39, with the
   following exceptions and additions:

   (1) Alaska is separated from the Seattle MTA and is licensed
   separately.

   (2) Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are licensed as a single
   MTA-like area.

   (3) Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands are licensed as a
   single MTA-like area.

   (4) American Samoa is licensed as a single MTA-like area.

   [ 59 FR 14118 , Mar. 25, 1994, as amended at  59 FR 46199 , Sept. 7, 1994;
    65 FR 35852 , June 6, 2000;  85 FR 64407 , Oct. 13, 2020]

   


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