FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 7, Pages 4843 to 5761, March 28 - April 08, 2011 Page: 5,733
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"small organization," and "small governmental jurisdiction."' In addition, the term "small business" has
the same meaning as the term "small business concern" under the Small Business Act.8 A "small
business concern" is one which: (1) is independently owned and operated; (2) is not dominant in its field
of operation; and (3) satisfies any additional criteria established by the SBA.
7. Satellite Telecommunications and All Other Telecommunications. Two economic
census categories address the satellite industry. The first category has a small business size standard of
$15 million or less in average annual receipts, under SBA rules.'0 The second has a size standard of $25
million or less in annual receipts."
8. The category of Satellite Telecommunications "comprises establishments primarily
engaged in providing telecommunications services to other establishments in the telecommunications and
broadcasting industries by forwarding and receiving communications signals via a system of satellites or
reselling satellite telecommunications."''2 Census Bureau data for 2007 show that 512 Satellite
Telecommunications firms operated for that entire year.13 Of this total, 464 firms had annual receipts of
under $10 million, and 18 firms had receipts of$10 million to $24,999,999.'4 Consequently, the
Commission estimates that the majority of Satellite Telecommunications firms are small entities that
might be affected by our action.
9. The second category, i.e. "All Other Telecommunications"" comprises "establishments
primarily engaged in providing specialized telecommunications services, such as satellite tracking,
communications telemetry, and radar station operation. This industry also includes establishments
primarily engaged in providing satellite terminal stations and associated facilities connected with one or
more terrestrial systems and capable of transmitting telecommunications to, and receiving
telecommunications from, satellite systems. Establishments providing Internet services or voice over
Internet protocol (VoIP) services via client-supplied telecommunications connections are also included in
this industry."" For this category, Census Bureau data for 2007 show that there were a total of 2,383
firms that operated for the entire year.'" Of this total, 2,347 firms had annual receipts of under $25
million and 12 firms had annual receipts of $25 million to $49, 999,999."7 Consequently, the
7 5 U.S.C. 601(6).
' 5 U.S.C. 601(3) (incorporating by reference the definition of "small-business concern" in the Small Business
Act, 15 U.S.C. 632). Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 601(3). the statutory definition of a small business applies "unless an
agency, after consultation with the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration and after opportunity
for public comment, establishes one or more definitions of such term which are appropriate to the activities of the
agency and publishes such definition(s) in the Federal Register."
' 15 U.S.C. 632 (1996).
JO 13 C.F.R. 121.201, North American Industry Classification System ("NAICS") code 517410.
11 13 C.F.R. 121.201, NAICS code 517919.
12 U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 NAICS Definitions, "517410 Satellite Telecommunications."
3 See http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=&- skip=900&-ds_name=EC0751SSSZ4&-
'4 See http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/I BQTable? bm=y&-geoid=&-_skip900&-ds_name=EC075 1SSSZ4&-
'6 http://factfinder.census.gov/servet/lBQTabe?bmy&-geoid=&-skip=900&-dsname=EC751 ISSSZ4&-
Shttp://factfinder.census.gov/serv lt/IBQTable?_bm=y&-geoid=&-skip-900&-dsname=EC75l SSSZ4&-
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