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e-CFR Data is current as of October 23, 2014

Title 47Chapter ISubchapter BPart 27 → Subpart J


Title 47: Telecommunication
PART 27—MISCELLANEOUS WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES


Subpart J—1670-1675 MHz Band


Contents
§27.901   Scope.
§27.902   Permissible communications.
§27.903   Coordination requirements.
§27.904   Geographic partitioning and spectrum disaggregation.
§27.905   1670-1675 MHz service licenses subject to competitive bidding.
§27.906   Designated entities.

Source: 67 FR 41856, June 20, 2002, unless otherwise noted.

§27.901   Scope.

This subpart sets out the regulations governing service in the 1670-1675 MHz band (1670-1675 MHz band).

§27.902   Permissible communications.

Licensees in the 1670-1675 MHz band are authorized to provide fixed or mobile service, except aeronautical mobile service, subject to the technical requirements of this subpart.

§27.903   Coordination requirements.

(a) The licensee in the 1670-1675 MHz band will be issued a geographic area license on a nationwide basis in accordance with §27.6(f).

(b) Licensees in the 1670-1675 MHz band must file a separate station application with the Commission and obtain an individual station license, prior to construction or operation, of any station:

(1) That requires submission of an Environmental Assessment under part 1, §1.1307 of this chapter;

(2) That requires international coordination;

(3) That operates in areas listed under part 1, §1.924 of this chapter.

(c) The application required in paragraph (b) of this section must be filed on the Universal Licensing System.

(d) Prior to construction of a station, a licensee must register with the Commission any station antenna structure for which notification to the Federal Aviation Administration is required by part 17 of this chapter.

(e) It is the licensee's responsibility to determine whether an individual station requires referral to the Commission.

[67 FR 41856, June 20, 2002, as amended at 69 FR 17958, Apr. 6, 2004]

§27.904   Geographic partitioning and spectrum disaggregation.

An entity that acquires a portion of a 1670-1675 MHz band licensee's geographic area or spectrum subject to a geographic partitioning or spectrum disaggregation agreement under §27.15 must function as a 1670-1675 MHz licensee and is subject to the obligations and restrictions on the 1670-1675 MHz license as set forth in this subpart.

§27.905   1670-1675 MHz service licenses subject to competitive bidding.

Mutually exclusive initial applications for the 1670-1675 MHz Band license are subject to competitive bidding. The general competitive bidding procedures set forth in part 1, subpart Q of this chapter will apply unless otherwise provided in this subpart.

§27.906   Designated entities.

(a) Eligibility for small business provisions. (1) A very small business is an entity that, together with its controlling interests and affiliates, has average annual gross revenues not exceeding $15 million for the preceding three years.

(2) A small business is an entity that, together with its controlling interests and affiliates, has average annual gross revenues not exceeding $40 million for the preceding three years.

(b) Bidding credits. A winning bidder that qualifies as a very small business, as defined in this section, or a consortium of very small businesses may use the bidding credit specified in §1.2110(f)(2)(ii) of this chapter. A winning bidder that qualifies as a small business, as defined in this section, or a consortium of small businesses may use the bidding credit specified in §1.2110(f)(2)(iii) of this chapter.

[67 FR 41856, June 20, 2002, as amended at 68 FR 43000, July 21, 2003]



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