The storms in Florida in 2017 displaced lives, disrupted routines and destroyed buildings. An EWA member sought EWA’s guidance and FCC filing assistance to extend a pending construction deadline as it was determined the one-year build-out requirement could not be satisfied as planned wireless system structural facilities critical to the project had been destroyed. Not wanting to wait, with EWA’s support, the licensee submitted a request for an extension early noting that it was necessary to rebuild facilities before the communications system could be constructed.
The FCC granted the request based on the justifiable explanation provided. The FCC also appreciates requests that are not held until the very last minute.