Current Construction/Coverage Filing – $120.00
The FCC requires most wireless telecommunications services licenses to…
- construct their authorized system or meet specific coverage requirements within a given time period
- notify the Commission that the requirement has been met.
This time period varies depending on the radio service in which the license is held. The construct deadline date can be referenced on a “Station Authorization” (license) to the right of the frequency or frequencies newly issued. If a licensee fails to construct a frequency, fails to construct a location, fails to construct an entire license, or fails to meet a coverage requirement, the frequency, location, or license terminates automatically as of the applicable construction/coverage deadline.
When a licensee does not file the Required Notification or Request for Extension of Time, the FCC will presume that the license, location, or frequency has not been constructed, or the coverage requirement has not been met and place the license, location, or frequency in “termination pending” status for 30 days. A Petition of Reconsideration is required. If, by the end of that 30-day period the licensee does not file a petition of reconsideration, then the FCC will change the status of the license, location or frequency to “Terminated,” effective the date of construction or coverage deadline.
A late waiver Construction Notification is required for any unconstructed frequency, location or license issued before February 1, 2005.
For current applications once the Construction Deadline date has passed the FCC will allow Late Waiver Construction Notification filings prior to the frequency or frequencies being place into “Termination Pending” status.