47 U.S. Code § 1106 - Improved cellular service in rural areas
For purposes of the amended applications filed pursuant to paragraph (1)(B), the provisions of section 309(d)(1) of this title shall not apply.
The Commission shall award licenses under the covered rural service area licensing proceeding within 90 days after December 21, 2000.
The Commission shall provide that, as a condition of an applicant receiving a license pursuant to the covered rural service area licensing proceeding, the applicant shall provide cellular radiotelephone service to subscribers in accordance with sections 22.946 and 22.947 of the Commission’s rules (47 CFR 22.946, 22.947); except that the time period applicable under section 22.947 of the Commission’s rules (or any successor rule) to the applicants identified in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subsection (d)(1) of this section shall be 3 years rather than 5 years and the waiver authority of the Commission shall apply to such 3-year period.
No later than 18 months after the date that an applicant is granted a license, each applicant shall pay to the Commission the fee established pursuant to paragraph (3) for the license granted to the applicant under paragraph (1).
If, after the amendment of an application pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section, the Commission finds that the applicant is ineligible for grant of a license to provide cellular radiotelephone services for a rural service area or the applicant does not meet the requirements under paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Commission shall grant the license for which the applicant is the tentative selectee (  pursuant to subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section by competitive bidding pursuant to section 309(j) of this title.
During the 5-year period that begins on the date that an applicant is granted any license pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Commission may not authorize the transfer or assignment of that license under section 310 of this title. Nothing in this chapter may be construed to prohibit any applicant granted a license pursuant to subsection (a) of this section from contracting with other licensees to improve cellular telephone service.
The term “covered rural service area licensing proceeding” means the proceeding of the Commission for the grant of cellular radiotelephone licenses for rural service areas #492 (Minnesota 11), #370 (Florida 11), and #615 (Pennsylvania 4).
The term “tentative selectee” means a party that has been selected by the Commission under a licensing proceeding for grant of a license, but has not yet been granted the license because the Commission has not yet determined whether the party is qualified under the Commission’s rules for grant of the license.
 So in original. No closing parenthesis was enacted.
This chapter, referred to subsec. (c), was in the original “this Act”, and was translated as reading “this title”. See References in Text note set out under section 1101 of this title.