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§ 90.665 Authorization, construction and implementation of MTA licenses.
(a) MTA licenses in the 896-901/935-940 MHz band will be issued for a
term not to exceed ten years.
(b) MTA licensees in the 896-901/935-940 MHz band will be permitted
five years to construct their stations. This five-year period will
commence with the issuance of the MTA-wide authorization and will apply
to all of the licensee's stations within the MTA spectrum block,
including any stations that may have been subject to an earlier
construction deadline arising from a pre-existing authorization.
(c) Each MTA licensee in the 896-901/935-940 MHz band must, three years
from the date of license grant, construct and place into operation a
sufficient number of base stations to provide coverage to at least
one-third of the population of the MTA; further, each MTA licensee must
provide coverage to at least two-thirds of the population of the MTA
five years from the date of license grant. Alternatively, an MTA
licensee must demonstrate, through a showing to the Commission five
years from the date of license grant, that it is providing substantial
service. An MTA licensee must, three years from license grant, either
show that the 1⁄3 population coverage standard has been satisfied, or
provide written notification that it has elected to show substantial
service to the MTA five years from license grant. In addition, as part
of the election to provide a substantial service showing, each MTA
licensee must, three years from license grant, indicate how it expects
to demonstrate substantial service at five years. The MTA licensee must
meet the population coverage benchmarks regardless of the extent to
which incumbent licensees are present within the MTA block.
(d) MTA licensees who fail to meet the coverage requirements imposed at
either the third or fifth years of their license term, or to make a
convincing showing of substantial service, will forfeit the portion of
the MTA license that exceeds licensed facilities constructed and
operating on the date of the MTA license grant.
[ 60 FR 21991 , May 4, 1995, as amended at 60 FR 48918 , Sept. 21, 1995;
60 FR 61487 , Nov. 30, 1995; 64 FR 39942 , July 23, 1999]
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