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§ 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
(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
(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
(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
(2) Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands are licensed as a single
(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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