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                               ENFORCEMENT BUREAU

                                NORTHEAST REGION

                                New York Office

                               201 Varick Street

                               New York, NY 10014

                                 (212) 337-1865

                                 June 13, 2012

   A&L Service Corporation

   38-40 Review Avenue

   Long Island City, New York

                         NOTICE OF UNLICENSED OPERATION

   Case Number: EB-FIELDNER-12-00002652

   Document Number: W201232380040

   On June 1, 2012, agents from this office conducted an investigation and
   found that A&L Service Corporation (A&L Service) was operating a SureCall
   Dual Band SoHo bi-directional amplifier (BDA)  Model CM2000-WL 55dB, which
   operates in the 800 MHz cellular band and 1900 MHz PCS band, at 38-40
   Review Avenue, Long Island City, New York. During the inspection, A&L
   Service admitted to operating the BDA from this location to improve
   in-building reception for AT&T.

   Verizon Wireless and AT&T have licenses to provide both cellular
   communications in the 824-894 MHz and PCS communications in the 1850-1990
   MHz band in your area. Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile have licenses to provide
   PCS communications in the 1850-1990 MHz band in your area. While Verizon
   Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, and T-Mobile have authority under their
   licenses to install BDAs, a licensee's authority to install a BDA does not
   permit a subscriber to install a BDA, unless that subscriber has received
   explicit authorization from the licensee to do so.  In response to
   questioning by the FCC agent, you admitted that your service company
   installed the BDA. An FCC agent spoke with the owner of your service
   company and he admitted that he did not obtain authorization from AT&T to
   install the BDA. 

   Operation of radio transmitting equipment without a valid FCC
   authorization or license is a violation of Section 301 of the
   Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and may subject the responsible
   parties to substantial monetary forfeitures, in rem arrest action against
   the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including
   imprisonment. Because unlicensed operation creates a danger of
   interference to important radio communications services and may subject
   the operator to severe penalties, this warning emphasizes the importance
   of complying strictly with these legal requirements.


   You have ten (10) days from the date of this notice to respond with any
   evidence that you have authority to operate granted by the FCC or have
   obtained consent from a licensed Common Carrier. To resolve the issues
   with respect to your authority to operate this device, and pursuant to
   Section 403 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provide an
   explanation as to what has been done to discontinue any unlicensed
   operation, and provide any agreements made with any public mobile service
   licensees to operate the system and include any relevant documents. You
   must also identify the make, model and serial number of each piece of
   equipment including the antennas if applicable.

   Your response should be sent to the address in the letterhead and
   reference the listed case and document number. Under the Privacy Act of
   1974, 5 U.S.C. S: 552a(e)(3), we are informing you that the Commission's
   staff will use all relevant material information before it to determine
   what, if any, enforcement action is required to ensure your compliance
   with FCC Rules. This will include any information that you disclose in
   your reply.

   You may contact this office if you have any questions.

   Luis Salazar

   Acting District Director

   New York District Office

   Northeast Region

   Enforcement Bureau


   Excerpts from the Communications Act of 1934, As Amended

   Section 22.99 of the Commission's rules defines "signal booster" as a
   "stationary device that automatically reradiates signals from base
   transmitters without channel translation, for the purpose of improving the
   reliability of existing service by increasing the signal strength in dead
   spots." 47 C.F.R. S: 22.99.

   Section 22.383 of the Commission's rules, which applies to cellular
   licensees, provides that "[l]icensees may install in-building radiation
   systems without applying for authorization or notifying the FCC, provided
   that the locations of the in-building radiation systems are within the
   protected service area of the licensee's authorized transmitter(s) on the
   same channel or channel block." 47 C.F.R. S: 22.383. Subscribers to
   cellular communications services similarly are not permitted to operate
   BDAs without authorization from the cellular communications licensee. See
   47 C.F.R. S: 24.11.

   We note that, because the SureCall Dual Band SoHo BDA operates on the
   entire cellular and PCS bands,  A&L Service would be required to obtain
   authorization from all public mobile service licensees serving Long Island
   City, New York in order to operate this BDA.

   47 U.S.C. S: 301.

   See 47 U.S.C. S:S: 401, 501, 503, 510.

   47 U.S.C. S: 403.