S.3516 - Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME] (Introduced 08/02/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||08/02/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3516 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2012)
Rural Spectrum Accessibility Act of 2012 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a program under which a wireless carrier receiving a license under specified provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 may partition or disaggregate the license in order to make unused spectrum available to small carriers or carriers serving certain rural areas.
Defines "small carrier" as a carrier with annual revenue less than $500 million or that provides wireless service to less than 1.5 million customers.
Provides carriers receiving such licenses and participating in the program with a three-year extension of licenses granted under this Act.