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Suggested Citation:"CONTENTS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26366.
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CONTENTS I. Introduction, 3 Hypotheticals, 3 A. Telecommunications Background, 4 B. Key Considerations, 5 C. Related ACRP Projects, 5 D. Chapter Summary, 5 II. Telecommunications Trends, 6 A. Industry Predictions, 6 B. Cellular Growth, 6 C. Internet, 8 III. Federal Regulatory Overview, 10 A. Federal Communications Commission, 10 B. Federal Aviation Administration, 11 C. Joint FAA and FCC Spectrum Management Functions, 11 D. Federal Trade Comission, 11 IV. Licenses, Obligations, and Authorizations, 12 A. Spectrum Licensing and Its Implications, 12 B. Unlicensed Spectrum Use, 15 C. Service Classification, 16 D. Signal Boosters, 18 E. Jamming, 21 V. Antennas, 22 A. Siting and Collocation Requests, 22 B. Over-the-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) Rules, 27 VI. Telecommunications Network Management, 28 A. Airport Governance, 29 B. Business and IT Strategies, 29 C. Service Provider Agreements, 30 D. Service Level Agreements, 30 E. Spectrum Management, 31 F. Emergency Response Considerations, 31 G. Network Security, 31 VII. Conclusion, 32 Appendix: Definitions, 32 2 ACRP LRD 43

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The deployment of telecommunication systems, management of networks, and dealings with telecommunication or information service providers, airlines, other tenants, concessionaires, and passengers create multiple legal issues for airport operators.

The Airport Cooperative Highway Research Program's ACRP Legal Research Digest 43: Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports examines federal requirements for various aspects of telecommunications at airports, including both current issues and those implicated by emerging trends.


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