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FCC Licensing Windows and State Clusters

This is the list of states and their dates of application determined in a lottery conducted by the FCC on March 27, 2000. (www.fcc.gov). Please note that the first round is almost immediate. While this is not an •overnight processê, specific attention to the planning of the venture must be taken into consideration as you fill out the application. Once the licenses are granted then each accepted organization has up to 18 months to construct their station. As you will see, just the calendar of filing windows will take some states into May of 2001. Which means many organizations will still be in an implementation phase well into 2002.

Public Notice—End of April, 30 days prior to the first day of the filing window, which will be at the end of May
Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah.

Public Notice—July 2000, filing window: August 2000
Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Virginia, Wyoming

Public Notice—October 2000; filing window: November 2000
American Samoa, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Public Notice—January 2001; filing window: February 2001
Arizona, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia

Public Notice—April 2001; filing window: May 2001
Alabama, Arkansas, Guam, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington

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