December 20, 2017 - 10:30 am
By Diane Dupert | Division Chief, Technologies, Systems and Innovation Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

We are excited to announce upgrades to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) Geosearch for site-based licenses.  One upgrade improves performance so that users no longer experience a system time-out error when performing large radius searches or combinations of area and frequency searches. Customers can continue to search for licenses by applying geographic parameters to criteria from the ULS Advanced and Specialized License Searches. 


In addition, a new Map tab is available on the Site-Based License Detail Screen, which will provide users with one-stop functionality for creating geographic representations of site-based licenses. In particular, with this new Map tab, users can view: (1) each licensed location, area of operation, and the associated frequencies; (2) transmit and receive site paths with the associated frequencies clearly identified when you mouse over the locations; and (3) maps utilizing a street, satellite, or terrain view with an overlay of either 1990 or 2010 census boundaries for county and state.  In this regard, users also may download a GIS map of a license as a shape, KML, or GeoJSON file, to facilitate easier use of the license data.  Customers with questions regarding the new features may contact the FCC Licensing Support via the web at or by telephone at 1-877-480-3201 and select option #2. The support hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday (except Federal holidays).