Rural radio service

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Rural Radiotelephone Service (RRTS) provides basic, analog communications service between locations deemed so remote that traditional wireline service or service by other means is not feasible. [1] RRTS uses channelized radio to provide radiotelephone services such as Basic Exchange Telephone Radio Service between a fixed subscriber location and a remote central office, private line service between a two fixed locations or interconnection between two or more central offices. RRTS does not enable mobile communications.

Licensing[edit]

In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission issues initial Rural Radiotelephone Service licenses on a site-by-site basis. Once a license is issued, the licensee can sell or lease the license to another party.

The FCC service rules for Rural Radiotelephone are located in 47 C.F.R. Part 22 Subpart F.[1]

Technical information[edit]

In the United States, the ULS radio service code and description for Rural Radiotelephone licenses is CR – Rural Radiotelephone. The licensed spectrum is divided in 44 channels of 20 kHz each.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rural Radiotelephone Service". FCC Encyclopedia. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2012-04-24.