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Released: July 15, 2013
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
July 15, 2013

DA 13-1541

Shannon Marshall
Towerstream Corporation
55 Hammarlund Way
Middletown, RI 02842
smarshall@towerstream.com
Call Sign: KA306
File No.: SES-STA-20120816-00754
Dear Shannon Marshall:
On August 16, 2012, Towerstream Corporation (Towerstream) filed the above-captioned
application to temporarily resume operations of its fixed earth station in DeSoto, Texas. The
station previously was authorized to communicate with the Intelsat 605 satellite at the 27.5 W.L.
orbital location in the 5850-6425 MHz (Earth-to-space) and 3650-3700 (space-to-Earth)
frequency bands, but the station authorization (Call Sign KA306) expired on March 31, 2012.
For the reason explained below, we dismiss the application.
Section 25.112(a) of the Commission's rules requires the Commission to return, as unacceptable
for filing, any earth station application that is not substantially complete, contains internal
inconsistencies, or does not substantially comply with the Commission's rules 47 C.F.R.
25.112(a).
Section 25.120 of the Commission's rules requires that requests for special temporary authority
"must contain the full particulars of the proposed operation including all facts sufficient to justify
the temporary authority sought." Towerstream's application does not contain this required
information. We note that Intelsat 605 is currently not authorized to operate at the 27.5 W.L.
orbital location. The Intelsat 605 satellite was the only authorized point of communication for
station KA306.1


1 Towerstream also indicated in its August 16, 2012, application that an application for reinstatement of the
license for KA306 "is currently being prepared and will be filed as soon as practicable." To date, no such
application has been filed.


Federal Communications Commission DA 13-1541

Accordingly, pursuant to Section 25.112(a)(1) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R.
25.112(a)(1), and Section 0.261 of the Commission's rules on delegations of authority, 47 C.F.R.
0.261, we dismiss the application.
Sincerely,
Paul E. Blais
Chief, Systems Analysis Branch
Satellite Division
International Bureau
Cc:
Donald L. Herman, Jr.
Herman & Whiteaker, LLC
3204 Tower Oaks Boulevard
Suite 180
Rockville, MD 20852
dee@hermanwhiteaker.com
2

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