Lapas attēli
PDF
ePub

(B) Monroe Telephone Services L.P., a Delaware limited partnership chosen by the Commission as tentative selectee for RSA #370 on August 24, 1989 (formerly Cellwave Telephone Services L.P.); and

(C) Future Wave General Partners L.P., a Delaware limited partnership chosen by the Commission as tentative selectee for RSA #615 on May 25, 1990.

(2) COMMISSION.—The term “Commission" means the Federal Communications Commission.

(3) COVERED RURAL SERVICE AREA LICENSING PROCEEDING.–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).

(4) TENTATIVE SELECTEE.—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 Commis

sion's rules for grant of the license. SEC. 1008. TECHNICAL AMENDMENT.

Section 339(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 339(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(5) DEFINITION.-Notwithstanding subsection (d)(4), for purposes of paragraphs (2) and (4) of this subsection, the term satellite carrier includes a distributor (as defined in section 119(d)(1) of title 17, United States Code), but only if the satellite distributor's relationship with the subscriber includes

billing, collection, service activation, and service deactivation.". SEC. 1009. (47 U.S.C. 1107) SUNSET.

No loan guarantee may be approved under this Act after December 31, 2006. SEC. 1010. [47 U.S.C. 1108) DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) AFFILIATE.—The term "affiliate"

(A) means any person or entity that controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, another person or entity; and

(B) may include any individual who is a director or senior management officer of an affiliate, a shareholder controlling more than 25 percent of the voting securities of an affiliate, or more than 25 percent of the ownership interest in an affiliate not organized in stock form.

(2) NONSERVED AREA.—The term “nonserved area” means any area that

(A) is outside the grade B contour (as determined using standards employed by the Federal Communications Commission) of the local television broadcast signals serving a particular designated market area; and

(B) does not have access to such signals by any commercial, for profit, multichannel video provider.

(3) UNDERSERVED AREA.—The term "underserved area" means any area that

(A) is outside the grade A contour (as determined using standards employed by the Federal Communications Commission of the local television broadcast signals serving a particular designated market area; and

(B) has access to local television broadcast signals from not more than one commercial, for-profit multichannel video provider.

(4) COMMON TERMS.—Except as provided in paragraphs (1) through (3), any term used in this Act that is defined in the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) has the

meaning given that term in the Communications Act of 1934. SEC. 1011. [47 U.S.C. 1109) AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) COST OF LOAN GUARANTEES.

(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For the cost of the loans guaranteed under this Act, including the cost of modifying the loans, as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 661(a)), there are authorized to be appropriated for fiscal years 2001 through 2006, such amounts as may be necessary. (2) COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION FUNDS.

(A) IN GENERAL.-Notwithstanding any other provision of law, subject to subparagraph (B), in addition to amounts made available under paragraph (1), of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary of Agriculture shall make available for loan guarantees to carry out this title $80,000,000 for the period beginning on the date of enactment of this paragraph and ending on December 31, 2006, to remain available until expended. (B) BROADBAND LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES.

(i) IN GENERAL.–Amounts made available under subparagraph (A) that are not obligated as of the release date described in clause (ii) shall be available to the Secretary to make loans and loan guarantees under section 601 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936.

(ii) RELEASE DATE.—For purposes of clause (i), the release date is the date that is the earlier of

(I) the date the Secretary determines that at least 75 percent of the designated market areas (as defined in section 122() of title 17, United States Code) not in the top 40 designated market areas described in section 1004(e)(1)(C)(i) of the Launching Our Communities' Access to Local Television Act of 2000 (47 U.S.C. 1103(e)(1)(C)(i)) have access to local television broadcast signals for virtually all households (as determined by the Secretary); or

(II) December 31, 2006. (C) ADVANCED APPROPRIATIONS.—Subsections (c) and (h)(1)(B) of section 1004 and section 1005(n)(3)(B) shall not apply to amounts made available under this paragraph.

(b) COST OF ADMINISTRATION.—There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act, other than to cover costs under subsection (a).

(c) AVAILABILITY.—Any amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorizations of appropriations in subsections (a) and (b) shall remain available until expended. SEC. 1012. (47 U.S.C. 1110) PREVENTION OF INTERFERENCE TO DIRECT

BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICES. (a) TESTING FOR HARMFUL INTERFERENCE.—The Federal Communications Commission shall provide for an independent technical demonstration of any terrestrial service technology proposed by any entity that has filed an application to provide terrestrial service in the direct broadcast satellite frequency band to determine whether the terrestrial service technology proposed to be provided by that entity will cause harmful interference to any direct broadcast satellite service.

(b) TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION.-In order to satisfy the requirement of subsection (a) for any pending application, the Commission shall select an engineering firm or other qualified entity independent of any interested party based on a recommendation made by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), or a similar independent professional organization, to perform the technical demonstration or analysis. The demonstration shall be concluded within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act and shall be subject to public notice and comment for not more than 30 days thereafter. (c) DEFINITIONS.-As used in this section:

(1) DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE FREQUENCY BAND.—The term "direct broadcast satellite frequency band” means the band of frequencies at 12.2 to 12.7 gigahertz.

(2) DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SERVICE.—The term "direct broadcast satellite service” means any direct broadcast satellite system operating in the direct broadcast satellite frequency band.

INTERNET TAX FREEDOM ACT

« iepriekšējāTurpināt »