Table of Parts
                             Subpart A—General

    Sec.  101.1   Scope and authority.
    Sec.  101.3   Definitions.
                    Subpart B—Applications and Licenses

   General Filing Requirements
    Sec.  101.4   Transition plan.
    Sec.  101.5   Station authorization required.
    Sec.  101.7   Eligibility for station license.
    Sec.  101.17   Performance requirements for the 38.6–40.0 GHz frequency band.
    Sec.  101.21   Technical content of applications.
    Sec.  101.23   Waiver of rules.
    Sec.  101.31   Temporary and conditional authorizations.
   Processing of Applications
    Sec.  101.45   Mutually exclusive applications.
    Sec.  101.51   Comparative evaluation of mutually exclusive applications.
   License Transfers, Modifications, Conditions and Forfeitures
    Sec.  101.55   Considerations involving transfer or assignment applications.
    Sec.  101.56   Partitioned service areas (PSAs) and disaggregated spectrum.
    Sec.  101.61   Certain modifications not requiring prior authorization in the
   Local Multipoint Distribution Service and 24 GHz Service
    Sec.  101.63   Period  of  construction;  certification  of  completion of
    Sec.  101.64   Service areas.
    Sec.  101.65   Forfeiture and termination of station authorizations.
    Sec.  101.67   License period.
    Sec.  101.69   Transition of the 1850–1990 MHz, 2110–2150 MHz, and 2160–2200 MHz
   bands from the fixed microwave services to personal communications services
   and emerging technologies.
    Sec.  101.71   [Reserved]
    Sec.  101.73   Mandatory negotiations.
    Sec.  101.75   Involuntary relocation procedures.
    Sec.  101.77   Public safety licensees in the 1850–1990 MHz, 2110–2150 MHz, and
   2160–2200 MHz bands.
    Sec.  101.79   Sunset provisions for licensees in the 1850–1990 MHz, 2110–2150
   MHz, and 2160–2200 MHz bands.
    Sec.  101.81   Future  licensing  in the 1850–1990 MHz, 2110–2150 MHz, and
   2160–2200 MHz bands.
    Sec.  101.82   Reimbursement and relocation expenses in the 2110–2150 MHz and
   2160–2200 MHz bands.
   Policies Governing Fixed Service Relocation From the 18.58–19.30 GHz Band
    Sec.  101.83   Modification of station license.
    Sec.  101.85   Transition of the 18.3–19.3 GHz band from the terrestrial fixed
   services to the fixed-satellite service (FSS).
    Sec.  101.89   Negotiations.
    Sec.  101.91   Involuntary relocation procedures.
    Sec.  101.95   Sunset provisions for licensees in the 18.30–19.30 GHz band.
    Sec.  101.97   Future licensing in the 18.30–19.30 GHz band.
                       Subpart C—Technical Standards

    Sec.  101.101   Frequency availability.
    Sec.  101.103   Frequency coordination procedures.
    Sec.  101.105   Interference protection criteria.
    Sec.  101.107   Frequency tolerance.
    Sec.  101.109   Bandwidth.
    Sec.  101.111   Emission limitations.
    Sec.  101.113   Transmitter power limitations.
    Sec.  101.115   Directional antennas.
    Sec.  101.117   Antenna polarization.
    Sec.  101.119   Simultaneous use of common antenna structures.
    Sec.  101.125   Temporary fixed antenna height restrictions.
    Sec.  101.129   Transmitter location.
    Sec.  101.131   Transmitter construction and installation.
    Sec.  101.133   Limitations on use of transmitters.
    Sec.  101.135   Shared use of radio stations and the offering of private carrier
    Sec.  101.137   Interconnection of private operational fixed point-to-point
   microwave stations.
    Sec.  101.139   Authorization of transmitters.
    Sec.  101.141   Microwave modulation.
    Sec.  101.143   Minimum path length requirements.
    Sec.  101.145   Interference to geostationary-satellites.
    Sec.  101.147   Frequency assignments.
    Sec.  101.149   Special requirements for operation in the band 38,600–40,000 MHz
    Sec.  101.151   Use of signal boosters.
                     Subpart D—Operational Requirements

    Sec.  101.201   Station inspection.
    Sec.  101.203   Communications concerning safety of life and property.
    Sec.  101.205   Operation during emergency.
    Sec.  101.207   Suspension of transmission.
    Sec.  101.209   Operation  of  stations  at  temporary fixed locations for
   communication between the United States and Canada or Mexico.
    Sec.  101.211   Operator requirements.
    Sec.  101.213   Station identification.
    Sec.  101.215   Posting of station authorization and transmitter identification
   cards, plates, or signs.
    Sec.  101.217   Station records.
             Subpart E—Miscellaneous Common Carrier Provisions

    Sec.  101.301   National defense; free service.
    Sec.  101.303   Answers to notices of violation.
    Sec.  101.305   Discontinuance, reduction or impairment of service.
    Sec.  101.307   Tariffs, reports, and other material required to be submitted to
   the Commission.
    Sec.  101.309   Requirement that licensees respond to official communications.
    Sec.  101.311   Equal employment opportunities.
                   Subpart F—Developmental Authorizations

    Sec.  101.401   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.403   Scope of service.
    Sec.  101.405   Adherence to program of research and development.
    Sec.  101.407   Special procedure for the development of a new service or for
   the use of frequencies not in accordance with the provisions of the rules in
   this part.
    Sec.  101.409   Terms of grant; general limitations.
    Sec.  101.411   Supplementary showing required.
    Sec.  101.413   Developmental report required.
      Subpart G—24 GHz Service and Digital Electronic Message Service

    Sec.  101.501   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.503   Digital Electronic Message Service Nodal Stations.
    Sec.  101.505   Frequencies.
    Sec.  101.507   Frequency stability.
    Sec.  101.509   Interference protection criteria.
    Sec.  101.511   Permissible services.
    Sec.  101.513   Transmitter power.
    Sec.  101.515   Emissions and bandwidth.
    Sec.  101.517   Antennas.
    Sec.  101.519   Interconnection.
    Sec.  101.521   Spectrum utilization.
    Sec.  101.523   Service areas.
    Sec.  101.525   24 GHz system operations.
    Sec.  101.526   License term.
    Sec.  101.527   Construction requirements for 24 GHz operations.
    Sec.  101.529   Renewal expectancy criteria for 24 GHz licenses.
    Sec.  101.531   [Reserved]
    Sec.  101.533   Regulatory status.
    Sec.  101.535   Geographic partitioning and spectrum aggregation/disaggregation.
    Sec.  101.537   24 GHz band subject to competitive bidding.
    Sec.  101.538   Designated entities.
    Subpart H—Private Operational Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service

    Sec.  101.601   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.603   Permissible communications.
      Subpart I—Common Carrier Fixed Point-to-Point Microwave Service

    Sec.  101.701   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.703   Permissible communications.
    Sec.  101.705   Special showing for renewal of common carrier station facilities
   using frequency diversity.
              Subpart J—Local Television Transmission Service

    Sec.  101.801   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.803   Frequencies.
    Sec.  101.805   Assignment of frequencies to mobile stations.
    Sec.  101.807   Transmitter power.
    Sec.  101.809   Bandwidth and emission limitations.
    Sec.  101.811   Modulation requirements.
    Sec.  101.813   Remote control operation of mobile television pickup stations.
    Sec.  101.815   Stations at temporary fixed locations.
    Sec.  101.817   Notification of station operation at temporary locations.
    Sec.  101.819   Stations affected by coordination contour procedures.
                            Subpart K [Reserved]

              Subpart L—Local Multipoint Distribution Service

    Sec.  101.1001   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.1005   Frequencies available.
    Sec.  101.1007   Geographic service areas and number of licenses.
    Sec.  101.1009   System operations.
    Sec.  101.1011   Construction requirements and criteria for renewal expectancy.
    Sec.  101.1013   Permissible communications services.
    Sec.  101.1017   Requesting regulatory status.
             Subpart M—Competitive Bidding Procedures for LMDS

    Sec.  101.1101   LMDS service subject to competitive bidding.
    Sec.  101.1102-101.1105   [Reserved]
    Sec.  101.1107   Bidding credits for very small businesses, small businesses and
    Sec.  101.1109   Records maintenance.
    Sec.  101.1111   Partitioning and disaggregation.
    Sec.  101.1112   Definitions.
    Subpart N—Competitive Bidding Procedures for the 38.6–40.0 GHz Band

    Sec.  101.1201   38.6–40.0 GHz subject to competitive bidding.
    Sec.  Sec.  101.1202-101.1207   [Reserved]
    Sec.  101.1208   Bidding credits for small businesses.
    Sec.  101.1209   Definitions.
                     Subpart O—Multiple Address Systems

   General Provisions
    Sec.  101.1301   Scope.
    Sec.  101.1303   Eligibility.
    Sec.  101.1305   Private internal service.
    Sec.  101.1307   Permissible communications.
    Sec.  101.1309   Regulatory status.
   System License Requirements
    Sec.  101.1311   Initial EA license authorization.
    Sec.  101.1313   License term.
    Sec.  101.1315   Service areas.
    Sec.  101.1317   Competitive bidding procedures for mutually exclusive MAS EA
    Sec.  101.1319   Competitive bidding provisions.
    Sec.  101.1321   License transfers.
    Sec.  101.1323   Spectrum aggregation, disaggregation, and partitioning.
   System Requirements
    Sec.  101.1325   Construction requirements.
    Sec.  101.1327   Renewal expectancy for EA licensees.
    Sec.  101.1329   EA Station license, location, modifications.
    Sec.  101.1331   Treatment of incumbents.
    Sec.  101.1333   Interference protection criteria.
  Subpart P—Multichannel Video Distribution and Data Service Rules for the
                             12.2–12.7 GHz Band

    Sec.  101.1401   Service areas.
    Sec.  101.1403   Broadcast carriage requirements.
    Sec.  101.1405   Channeling plan.
    Sec.  101.1407   Permissible operations for MVDDS.
    Sec.  101.1409   Treatment of incumbent licensees.
    Sec.  101.1411   Regulatory status and eligibility.
    Sec.  101.1412   MVDDS eligibility restrictions for cable operators.
    Sec.  101.1413   License term and renewal expectancy.
    Sec.  101.1415   Partitioning and disaggregation.
    Sec.  101.1417   Annual report.
    Sec.  101.1421   Coordination of adjacent area MVDDS stations.
    Sec.  101.1423   Canadian and Mexican coordination.
    Sec.  101.1425   RF safety.
    Sec.  101.1427   MVDDS licenses subject to competitive bidding.
    Sec.  101.1429   Designated entities.
    Sec.  101.1440   MVDDS protection of DBS.
      Subpart Q—Service and Technical Rules for the 70/80/90 GHz Bands

    Sec.  101.1501   Service areas.
    Sec.  101.1505   Segmentation plan.
    Sec.  101.1507   Permissible operations.
    Sec.  101.1511   Regulatory status and eligibility.
    Sec.  101.1513   License term and renewal expectancy.
    Sec.  101.1523   Sharing and coordination among non-government licensees and
   between non-government and government services.
    Sec.  101.1525   RF safety.
    Sec.  101.1527   Canadian and Mexican coordination.

   Authority:   47 U.S.C. 154, 303.

   Source:   61 FR 26677, May 28, 1996, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A—General