Table of Parts
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.
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 Voluntary negotiations.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.