TITLE

3,000 Public Safety Radio Licenses at Risk

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has been conducting an audit of the construction and operational status of Private Land Mobile Radio stations, including public safety radio licenses operating below 800 MHz. The FCC has announced that it will proceed with the cancellation of licensees who haven't responded to the audit. FCC rules require construction of stations within a specified time and require that stations remain operational in order for the FCC license to remain valid. When a licensee fails to construct its authorized facilities within the requisite construction period or discontinues operation for a period of one year, the license cancels automatically.
ACCESSION #
12627777

 

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