47 CFR 20.5 - Citizenship.

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§ 20.5 Citizenship.
(a) This rule implements section 310 of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 310, regarding the citizenship of licensees in the commercial mobile radio services. Commercial mobile radio service authorizations may not be granted to or held by:
(1) Any foreign government or any representative thereof;
(2) Any alien or the representative of any alien;
(3) Any corporation organized under the laws of any foreign government;
(4) Any corporation of which more than one-fifth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by aliens or their representatives or by a foreign government or representative thereof or by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country; or
(5) Any corporation directly or indirectly controlled by any other corporation of which more than one-fourth of the capital stock is owned of record or voted by aliens, their representatives, or by a foreign government or representative thereof, or by any corporation organized under the laws of a foreign country, if the Commission finds that the public interest will be served by the refusal or revocation of such license.
(b) The limits listed in paragraph (a) of this section may be exceeded by eligible individuals who held ownership interests on May 24, 1993, pursuant to the waiver provisions established in section 332(c)(6) of the Communications Act. Transfers of ownership to any other person in violation of paragraph (a) of this section are prohibited.
[59 FR 18495, Apr. 19, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 55580, Oct. 28, 1996]

Title 47 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-11-28; vol. 79 # 229 - Friday, November 28, 2014
    1. 79 FR 70790 - The Commission's Rules To Improve Wireless Coverage Through the Use of Signal Boosters
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      Final rule; petition for reconsideration.
      Effective December 29, 2014, except for the revision to 47 CFR 20.21(f)(1)(iv)(A)( 2 ), which contains information collection requirements subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, that are not effective until after approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The Federal Communications Commission will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing OMB approval and the effective date of this rule revision.
      47 CFR Parts 1 and 20

Title 47 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-12-23; vol. 79 # 246 - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
    1. 79 FR 76944 - Request for Updated Information and Comment on Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations
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      Proposed rule.
      Effective 30 days from publication in the Federal Register . Reply Comments 45 days from publication in the Federal Register .
      47 CFR Part 20