FCC Notice for Industrial Cell Signal Boosters

Federal Communications Commission headquarters entrance, Washington DC

Effective March 1, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires all industrial (Part 90) cell signal boosters to bear the following label:

WARNING. This is NOT a CONSUMER device. It is designed for installation by FCC LICENSEES and QUALIFIED INSTALLERS. You MUST have an FCC LICENSE or express consent of an FCC Licensee to operate this device. Unauthorized use may result in significant forfeiture penalties, including penalties in excess of $100,000 for each continuing violation.
  • To operate a Part 90 booster, operators “must obtain the express consent of the licensee(s) of the frequencies for which the device or system is intended to amplify. The consent must be maintained in a recordable format that can be presented to an FCC representative or other relevant licensee investigating interference.” (47 CFR 90.219b.1.i)
  • Prior to operation, Class B boosters must be registered with the FCC so they can be included in their online database of operators. (§ 90.219.d.5) The database can be searched by anyone to determine if a booster is causing interference with other devices.

Licensing and registration is the responsibility of the booster owner/operator; Powerful Signal cannot license boosters on behalf of its customers.

If you have any questions, please contact Powerful Signal and we’ll be glad to assist you.