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in the United States of America that creates and enforces the use of airwaves throughout the entire
radio frequency spectrum. This group of documents contains the entirety of the
FCC Part 15 regulations
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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 47, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2008]
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CHAPTER I--FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
PART 15_RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES--Table of Contents
Subpart G_Access Broadband Over Power Line (Access BPL)
Sec. 15.603 Definitions.
(a) Excluded Band: A band of frequencies within which Access BPL
operations are not permitted.
(b) Exclusion Zone: A geographical area within which Access BPL
operations are not permitted in certain frequency bands.
(c) Consultation. The process of communication between an entity
operating Access BPL and a licensed public safety or other designated
point of contact for the purpose of avoiding potential harmful
(d) Consultation area: A designated geographical area within which
consultation with public safety users or other designated point of
contact is required before an Access BPL may be operated at designated
(e) Low Voltage power line. A power line carrying low voltage, e.g.,
240/120 volts from a distribution transformer to a customer's premises.
(f) Medium Voltage power line. A power line carrying between 1,000
to 40,000 volts from a power substation to neighborhoods. Medium voltage
lines may be overhead or underground, depending on the power grid
(g) Access BPL Database. A database operated by an industry-
sponsored entity, recognized by the Federal Communications Commission
and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA), containing information regarding existing and planned Access BPL
systems, as required in Sec. 15.615(a) of this chapter.