209. Consistent with the proposed flexible use of the AWS-3 band, we also propose licensing the spectrum under the flexible regulatory framework of part 27 of our rules. For each frequency band under its umbrella, part 27 defines permissible uses and any limitations thereon, and specifies basic licensing requirements. We believe that our part 27 rules are consistent with the Spectrum Act's requirement for "flexible-use service rules."
210. We propose to permit partitioning and disaggregation by licensees in the AWS-3 band. These secondary market rules apply equally to all entities, whether small or large. We believe the opportunity to enter into secondary market agreements for AWS-3 spectrum will provide an economic benefit to all entities, whether large or small Therefore, the benefits and burdens resulting from secondary market agreements for AWS-3 spectrum are equivalent for small and large businesses. Further, in the NPRM, we propose to provide small businesses with a bidding credit of 15 percent and very small businesses with a bidding credit of 25 percent, as set forth in the standardized schedule in part 1 of our rules.
Federal Rules That May Duplicate, Overlap, or Conflict With the Proposed Rules
VI. Ordering Clauses
211. Accordingly, it is ordered, pursuant to sections 1, 2, 4(i), 10, 201, 301, 302, 303, 307, 308, 309, 310, 316, 319, 324, 332, and 333 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and Title VI of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-96, 126
212. It is further ordered that notice is hereby given of the proposed regulatory changes described in this notice and that comment is sought on these proposals.
213. It is further ordered that the Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is adopted.
214. It is further ordered that WT Docket Nos. 04-356, 07-16, 07-30, and 07-195 are terminated.
215. It is further ordered that the Petitions for Reconsideration filed by
216. It is further ordered that the Commission's
List of Subjects in 47 CFR Parts 2 and 27
Communications common carriers, Radio.
Federal Register Liaison.
For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the
PART 2--FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS AND RADIO TREATY MATTERS; GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 47 U.S.C. 154, 302a, 303, and 336, unless otherwise noted.
2. Section 2.106, the Table of Frequency Allocations, is amended as follows:
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