Special Temporary Authority

The normal FCC licensing process and procedures can take a good deal of time, and in some situations an entity may not have the luxury of time. In these cases, the use of an STA may be the solution. For instance, certain events may require a licensee to relocate existing facilities, and the use of an STA can ensure that the licensee's service can continue during the often lengthy license modification procedure. Or, one may wish to employ radio communications for a short term, non-recurring service where the regular 5 or 10 year authorization is not appropriate. For example, temporary operating authority is often sought in conjunction with sporting and large community events. When a wireless facility needs to be up and running quickly or for a short term, Schwaninger & Associates can rapidly prepare and file those FCC documents necessary to gain authority to conduct temporary operations.