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WTB Updates 700 MHz ULS Records Pursuant to Interoperability R&O

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Released: December 18, 2013

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DA 13-2416

Released: December 18, 2013

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU UPDATES 700 MHZ LICENSE

RECORDS PURSUANT TO INTEROPERABILITY REPORT AND ORDER

By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (Bureau) confirms that the
Universal Licensing System (ULS) has been updated to reflect relevant construction deadlines
and license terms for Lower 700 MHz band A, B, and E Block licensees pursuant to the
Commission’s actions in the Interoperability Report and Order.1 In the Interoperability Report
and Order
, the Commission extended or waived the interim construction deadline for Lower 700
MHz band A Block licensees; extended the interim construction deadline for Lower 700 MHz
band B Block licensees; and extended the interim construction deadline, final construction
deadline and license term for Lower 700 MHz band E Block licensees.2 We encourage licensees
to carefully review ULS records regarding their licenses, including construction deadlines,
license terms and comments.3
We recognize that some Lower 700 MHz band licensees have already filed notifications of
construction indicating compliance with the interim construction benchmark deadline and/or the
final construction benchmark deadline previously established by the Commission’s rules, and the
Bureau will perform a substantive review of these pending notifications. If the Bureau finds that
a licensee meets the relevant benchmark, the Bureau will accept the notification; otherwise the
notification will not be accepted. Where a notification is not accepted, licensees may refile
demonstrating compliance with the relevant construction benchmark(s) consistent with the
extended deadlines established in the Interoperability Report and Order and Commission rule
1.946(d).4
Some Lower 700 MHz band licensees have filed notifications of construction indicating that
while the interim construction benchmark was not met, they have nonetheless undertaken
“meaningful efforts” to put their spectrum to use. These filings were made consistent with the
Bureau’s 2011 reminder Public Notice providing guidance on how the Bureau would implement
its discretion in applying penalties for 700 MHz licensees failing to meet the interim construction

1 In the Matter of Promoting Interoperability in the 700 MHz Commercial Spectrum, Report and Order and Order of
Proposed Modification,
2013 WL 5817601 (Oct. 2013) (Interoperability Report and Order).
2 See id. at 2013 WL 5817601, ¶¶ 56-61.
3 Comments to individual licenses can be found by accessing ULS License Search under the “Admin” tab.
4 Id.; 47 C.F.R. § 1.946(d) (requiring licensees to file a notification of construction within fifteen days of the
expiration of the construction period).

benchmark.5 However, as the Commission has extended or waived the interim deadline for
Lower 700 MHz licensees through the Interoperability Report and Order, the Bureau has
dismissed as not ripe for review all notifications asserting that “meaningful efforts” have been
undertaken to put spectrum to use.
For information purposes, this Public Notice also provides a list of Lower 700 MHz Band A
Block licensees subject to a waiver of the interim construction benchmark deadline based on
proximity to incumbent Channel 51 operations.6 The complete list can be found in Appendix A.
For further information, contact Ms. Becky Schwartz of the Mobility Division, Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau at (202) 418-7178, or via e-mail at Becky.Schwartz@fcc.gov.
By the Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
- FCC -

5 700 MHz Construction and Reporting Requirements, Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd 16442 (WTB 2011). The Bureau
indicated that: 1) it would use its discretion to implement a penalty of reducing the size of a licensed area only where
Bureau staff determined that a licensee had failed to undertake meaningful efforts to put its spectrum to use; 2)
licensees were required to notify the Commission whether or not they had met the interim construction benchmark;
and 3) licensees failing the interim benchmark could include information detailing meaningful efforts to put
spectrum to use. Id., 26 FCC Rcd at 16444-45.
6 Interoperability Report and Order, 2013 WL 5817601, ¶ 66; 47 C.F.R. § 27.14(g) (requiring A Block licensees to
provide signal coverage and offer service over at least 35 percent of their license area within four years of the initial
license grant, with a failure to do so resulting in a two-year reduction of the license term).
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APPENDIX A

LOWER 700 MHz A BLOCK LICENSEES SUBJECT TO WAIVER OF INTERIM

CONSTRUCTION BENCHMARK DEADLINE

Licensee Name

Call Sign

Market

Market Description

AB License Co LLC
WQIZ545
BEA158
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ-NM
Actel, LLC
WQIZ456
BEA036
Dothan, AL-FL-GA
Actel, LLC
WQIZ467
BEA095
Jonesboro, AR-MO
Big Wave Ventures LLC
WQQI315
BEA052
Wheeling, WV-OH
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ389
BEA006
Syracuse, NY-PA
Greensboro-Winston-Salem-
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ394
BEA018
High
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ396
BEA023
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill,
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ397
BEA024
Columbia, SC
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ398
BEA027
Augusta-Aiken, GA-SC
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ399
BEA035
Tallahassee, FL-GA
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ400
BEA037
Albany, GA
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ403
BEA047
Lexington, KY-TN-VA-WV
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ404
BEA056
Toledo, OH
Cavalier Wireless, LLC
WQIZ405
BEA070
Louisville, KY-IN
New York-No. New Jer.-Long
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ696
BEA010
Island
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ699
BEA030
Orlando, FL
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ702
BEA040
Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ703
BEA049
IN
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ705
BEA057
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI
Grand Rapids-Muskegon-
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ706
BEA062
Holland,
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ708
BEA067
Indianapolis, IN-IL
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ709
BEA099
Kansas City, MO-KS
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ713
BEA130
Austin-San Marcos, TX
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ715
BEA134
San Antonio, TX
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO-
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ716
BEA141
KS-
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ717
BEA160
C
San Francisco-Oakland-San
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ719
BEA163
Jose
Cellco Partnership
WQJQ720
BEA164
Sacramento-Yolo, CA
Cellular South Licenses, LLC
WQIZ424
BEA043
Chattanooga, TN-GA
Cellular South Licenses, LLC
WQIZ425
BEA044
Knoxville, TN
Cellular South Licenses, LLC
WQIZ426
BEA045
Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol
Cellular South Licenses, LLC
WQIZ428
BEA073
Memphis, TN-AR-MS-KY
Cincinnati Bell Wireless LLC
WQIZ531
BEA050
Dayton-Springfield, OH
Continuum 700 LLC
WQLA792
BEA152
Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT-ID
Cox TMI Wireless, L.L.C.
WQIZ535
BEA038
Macon, GA
Cox TMI Wireless, L.L.C.
WQIZ536
BEA081
Pensacola, FL
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-
Cricket License Company, LLC
WQJQ707
BEA064
WI
King Street Wireless, LP
WQLE663
BEA065
Elkhart-Goshen, IN-MI
King Street Wireless, LP
WQLE664
BEA066
Fort Wayne, IN
McBride Spectrum Partners, LLC
WQIZ576
BEA053
Pittsburgh, PA-WV

Boston-Worcester-Lawrence-
MetroPCS 700 MHz, LLC
WQIZ578
BEA003
Lowe
Miller, David
WQIZ583
BEA157
El Paso, TX-NM
Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc.
WQNI292
BEA174
Puerto Rico & Virgin Isl.
USCOC NEBRASKA/KANSAS, LLC
WQIZ540
BEA118
Omaha, NE-IA-MO
USCOC OF GREATER IOWA, LLC
WQJQ679
BEA103
Cedar Rapids, IA
USCOC OF GREATER IOWA, LLC
WQLK631
BEA103
Cedar Rapids, IA
USCOC OF GREATER IOWA, LLC
WQNB985
BEA103
Cedar Rapids, IA
USCOC OF GREATER IOWA, LLC
WQIZ471
BEA119
Lincoln, NE
USCOC OF GREATER
WQJQ711
BEA125
Oklahoma City, OK
OKLAHOMA, LLC
Vulcan Wireless LLC
WQIZ638
BEA167
Portland-Salem, OR-WA
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