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Revised as of October 28, 2020
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§ 90.685 Authorization, construction and implementation of EA licenses.
(a) EA licenses in the 809-824/854-869 MHz band will be issued for a
term not to exceed ten years.
(b) EA licensees in the 809-824/854-869 MHz band must, within three
years of the grant of their initial license, construct and place into
operation a sufficient number of base stations to provide coverage to
at least one-third of the population of its EA-based service area.
Further, each EA licensee must provide coverage to at least two-thirds
of the population of the EA-based service area within five years of the
grant of their initial license. EA-based licensees may, in the
alternative, provide substantial service to their markets within five
years of the grant of their initial license. Substantial service shall
be defined as: “Service which is sound, favorable, and substantially
above a level of mediocre service.”
(c) Channel use requirement. In addition to the population coverage
requirements described in this section, we will require EA licensees in
Channel blocks A, B and C in the 816-821/861-866 MHz band to construct
50 percent of the total channels included in their spectrum block in at
least one location in their respective EA-based service area within
three years of initial license grant and to retain such channel usage
for the remainder of the construction period.
(d) An EA licensee's failure to meet the population coverage
requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, will result in
forfeiture of the entire EA license. Forfeiture of the EA license,
however, would not result in the loss of any constructed facilities
authorized to the licensee prior to the date of the commencement of the
auction for the EA licenses.
(e) EA licensees operating on channels listed in § 90.614(b) and (c)
must implement an Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio (ESMR) system—as
defined in § 90.7—on their EA license and any associated site-based
licenses prior to the expiration date of the EA license. EA licensees
operating on these channels shall follow the construction notification
procedures set forth in § 1.946(d) of this chapter. Failure to implement
an ESMR system on their EA and site-based licenses before the
expiration date of the EA license will result in termination of the EA
license and any associated site-based licenses pursuant to § 1.946(c) of
[ 62 FR 41216 , July 31, 1997, as amended at 69 FR 67852 , Nov. 22, 2004;
70 FR 6760 , Feb. 8, 2005; 70 FR 76712 , Dec. 28, 2005; 82 FR 41548 ,
Sept. 1, 2017]
Goto Section: 90.683 | 90.687
Goto Year: 2020 |
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