Licenses for Unbuilt Stations Could be Terminated

Licenses for Unbuilt Stations Could be Terminated
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Feb. 1 is D-Day for stations that have not been built. That's when the FCC's Wireless Bureau begins using an automated feature in its computerized Universal Licensing System for wireless services that identifies licenses, locations or frequencies "for which a timely notice of construction or a request for an extension of the construction or coverage period has not been filed by the required deadline," according to the commission in its Dec. 20 notice (DA 05-3143). When the licensee doesn't file a notice of construction or seek an extension, the ULS will notify the licensee that its license, location or frequency has been automatically terminated and that information would be listed on a weekly public notice.


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