FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 19, Pages 14991 to 15893, October 24 - November 10, 2011 Page: 15,005
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jurisdictions are small.
10. Cellular Licensees. The SBA has developed a small business size standard for small
businesses in the category "Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except satellite)."; Under that SBA
category, a business is small if it has 1,500 or fewer employees.24 The census category of "Cellular and
Other Wireless Telecommunications" is no longer used and has been superseded by the larger category
"Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except satellite)". The Census Bureau defines this larger
category to include ".. . establishments engaged in operating and maintaining switching and transmission
facilities to provide communications via the airwaves. Establishments in this industry have spectrum
licenses and provide services using that spectrum, such as cellular phone services, paging services,
wireless Internet access, and wireless video services."2
1 1. In this category, the SBA has deemed a wireless telecommunications carrier to be small if
it has fewer than 1,500 employees.2' For this category of carriers, Census data for 2007, which supersede
similar data from the 2002 Census, shows 1,383 tirms in this category.: Of these 1,383 firms, only 15
(approximately 1%) had 1,000 or more employees.) While there is no precise Census data on the number
of firms in the group with fewer than 1,500 employees, it is clear that at least the 1,368 firms with fewer
than 1,000 employees would be found in that group. Thus, at least 1,368 of these 1,383 firms
(approximately 99%) had fewer than 1,500 employees. Accordingly, the Commission estimates that at
least 1,368 (approximately 99%) had fewer than 1,500 employees and, thus, would be considered small
under the applicable SBA size standard.
12. Broadband Personal Communications Service. The broadband personal communications
services (PCS) spectrum is divided into six frequency blocks designated A through F, and the
Commission has held auctions for each block. The Commission initially defined a "small business" for
C- and F-Block licenses as an entity that has average gross revenues of $40 million or less in the three
previous calendar years." For F-Block licenses, an additional small business size standard for "very
small business" was added and is defined as an entity that, together with its affiliates, has average gross
that county, municipal, township and school district organizations are more likely than larger governmental
organizations to have populations of 50,000 or less., the total of these organizations is 52,125. If we make the same
assumption about special districts, and also assume that special districts are different from county, municipal,
township, and school districts, in 2007 there were 37,381 special districts. Therefore, of the 89,476 small
governmental organizations documented in 2007, as many as 89,506 may be considered small under the applicable
standard. This data may o erestimnate the number of such organizations that has a population of 50,000 or less. U.S.
CENSUS BUREAU, STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF TIlE UNITED STATES 2011, Tables 427. 426 (Data cited
therein are from 2007)
-; 13 C.F.R. t 121.201, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 517210.
25 U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 NAICS D)efinitions, "'Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (Except Satellites)";
2, 13 C.F.R. 4 121.201. NAICS Code 517210.
27 U.S. Census Bureau. American FaciFinder, 2007 Economic Census, Industry Series, Industry Statistics by
Employment Size, NAICS code 517210 (rel. No\. 19, 201(0): hitp. facttitder.census ,\.
2 See Amendment o/ Pars 2) and 24 of the (1,nnmissin " Rules Broadtand PCS Competitive Bidding and the
Commercial Mobile Radio Servi'e Spectrum ('ap: A'menhnent o/the ('onnis ion s Cellular/PCS Cross-Ownership
Rule; WI Docket No. 96-59, GN Docket No. 90-314, Report and Order, 11 FCC Red 7824, 7850-52, paras. 57 60
( 1996) ("PUS Report and Order"); see also 47 C.I.R. 4 24.720(b).
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