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FCC 90.477
Revised as of October 16, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  90.477   Interconnected systems.

   (a) Applicants for new land stations to be interconnected with the
   public switched telephone network must indicate on their applications
   (class of station code) that their stations will be interconnected.
   Licensees of land stations that are not interconnected may interconnect
   their stations with the public switched telephone network only after
   modifying their license. See § 1.929 of this chapter. In all cases a
   detailed description of how interconnection is accomplished must be
   maintained by licensees as part of their station records. See § 90.433
   of this part.

   (b) In the frequency ranges 806-824 MHz, 851-869 MHz, 896-901 MHz, and
   935-940 MHz, interconnection with the public switched telephone network
   is authorized under the following conditions:

   (1) Interconnected operation is on a secondary basis to dispatch
   operation. This restriction will not apply to trunked systems or on any
   channel assigned exclusively to one licensee.

   (2) Interconnection may be accomplished at any location through a
   separate or shared interconnection device. When land stations subject
   to this part are multiple licensed or shared by authorized users,
   arrangements for telephone service must be made with a duly authorized
   carrier by users, licensees, or their authorized agents on a non-profit
   cost sharing basis. When telephone service costs are shared, at least
   one licensee participating in the cost sharing arrangement must
   maintain cost sharing records and the costs must be distributed at
   least once a year. Licensees, users, or their authorized agents may
   also make joint use arrangements with a duly authorized carrier and
   arrange that each licensee or user pay the carrier directly for the
   licensee's or user's share of the joint use of the shared telephone
   service. A report of the cost distribution must be placed in the
   licensee's station records and made available to participants in the
   sharing and the Commission upon request. In all cases, arrangements
   with the duly authorized carrier must disclose the number of licensees
   and users and the nature of the use.

   (c) Interconnection of facilities in the Radiolocation Service (subpart
   F) will not be permitted.

   (d) In the frequency ranges below 800 MHz, interconnection with the
   public switched telephone network is authorized under the following
   conditions:

   (1) Interconnected operation is on a secondary basis to dispatch
   operation. This restriction will not apply to trunked systems or on any
   channel assigned exclusively to one licensee.

   (2) Interconnection may be accomplished at any location through a
   separate or shared interconnection device. When land stations subject
   to this part are multiple licensed or shared by authorized users,
   arrangements for telephone service must be made with a duly authorized
   carrier by users, licensees, or their authorized agents on a non-profit
   cost sharing basis. When telephone service costs are shared, at least
   one licensee participating in the cost sharing arrangement must
   maintain cost sharing records and the costs must be distributed at
   least once a year. Licensees, users, or their authorized agents may
   also make joint use arrangements with a duly authorized carrier and
   arrange that each licensee or user pay the carrier directly for the
   licensee's or user's share of the joint use of the shared telephone
   service. A report of the cost distribution must be placed in the
   licensee's station records and made available to participants in the
   sharing and the Commission upon request. In all cases, arrangements
   with the duly authorized carrier must disclose the number of licensees
   and users and the nature of the use.

   (3) For licensees in the Industrial/Business Pool and those licensees
   who establish eligibility pursuant to § 90.20(a)(2) of this part, except
   for § § 90.20(a)(2)(i) and 90.20(a)(2)(ii) of this part and medical
   emergency systems in the 450-470 MHz band, interconnection will be
   permitted only where the base station site or sites proposed stations
   are located 120 km (75 mi.) or more from the designated centers of the
   urbanized areas listed below. If these licensees seek to connect within
   120 km (75 mi.) of the 25 cities, they must obtain the consent of all
   co-channel licensees located both within 120 km (75 mi.) of the center
   of the city; and within 120 km (75 mi.) of the interconnected base
   station transmitter. The consensual agreements among the co-channel
   licensees must specifically state the terms agreed upon and a statement
   must be submitted to the Commission indicating that all co-channel
   licensees have consented to the use of interconnection. If a licensee
   has agreed to the use of interconnection on the channel, but later
   decides against the use of interconnection, the licensee may request
   that the co-channel licensees reconsider the use of interconnection. If
   the licensee is unable to reach an agreement with co-channel licensees,
   the licensee may request that the Commission consider the matter and
   assign it to another channel. If a new licensee is assigned to a
   frequency where all the co-channel licensees have agreed to the use of
   interconnection and the new licensee does not agree, the new licensee
   may request that the co-channel licensees reconsider the use of
   interconnection. If the new licensee cannot reach an agreement with
   co-channel licensees it may request that the Commission reassign it to
   another channel.

   Note: Coordinates are referenced to North American Datum 1983 (NAD83).
   Urban area North
   latitude West
   longitude
   New York, New York-Northeastern New Jersey 40°45′06.4″ 73°59′37.5″
   Los Angeles-Long Beach, California 34°03′15.0″ 118°14′31.3″
   Chicago, Illinois-Northwestern Indiana 41°52′28.1″ 87°38′22.2″
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/New Jersey 39°56′58.4″ 75°09′19.6″
   Detroit, Michigan 42°19′48.1″ 83°02′56.7″
   San Francisco-Oakland, California 37°46′38.7″ 122°24′43.9″
   Boston, Massachusetts 42°21′24.4″ 71°03′23.2″
   Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia 38°53′51.4″ 77°00′31.9″
   Cleveland, Ohio 41°29′51.2″ 81°41′49.5″
   St Louis, Missouri/Illinois 38°37′45.2″ 90°12′22.4″
   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 40°26′19.2″ 79°59′59.2″
   Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota 44°58′56.9″ 93°15′43.8″
   Houston, Texas 29°45′26.8″ 95°21′37.8″
   Baltimore, Maryland 39°17′26.4″ 76°36′43.9″
   Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas 32°47′09.5″ 96°47′38.0″
   Milwaukee, Wisconsin 43°02′19.0″ 87°54′15.3″
   Seattle-Everett, Washington 47°36′31.4″ 122°20′16.5″
   Miami, Florida 25°46′38.4″ 80°11′31.2″
   San Diego, California 32°42′53.2″ 117°09′24.1″
   Atlanta, Georgia 33°45′10.4″ 84°23′36.7″
   Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky 39°06′07.2″ 84°30′34.8″
   Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas 39°04′56.0″ 94°35′20.8″
   Buffalo, New York 42°52′52.2″ 78°52′20.1″
   Denver, Colorado 39°44′58.0″ 104°59′23.9″
   San Jose, California 37°20′15.8″ 121°53′27.8″

   (e) Additional frequencies shall not be assigned to enable any licensee
   to employ a preferred interconnection capability.

   (f) Paging systems operating on frequencies in the bands below 800 MHz
   are not subject to the interconnection provisions of § 90.477(d)(3).

   [ 47 FR 17520 , Apr. 23, 1982, as amended at  48 FR 29518 , June 27, 1983;
    50 FR 15152 , Apr. 17, 1985;  51 FR 14998 , Apr. 22, 1986;  51 FR 37401 ,
   Oct. 22, 1986;  52 FR 15501 , Apr. 29, 1987;  52 FR 29856 , Aug. 12, 1987;
    53 FR 1025 , Jan. 15, 1988;  58 FR 44961 , Aug. 25, 1993;  61 FR 6576 , Feb.
   21, 1996;  62 FR 18934 , Apr. 17, 1997;  63 FR 68966 , Dec. 14, 1998]

   


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