New FCC Rules for Wireless Signal Booster Came into effect on March 1, 2014.
1) Question: Does the FCC require all DAS, BDA or Signal Boosters to be licensed?
Answer: It does depend on whether it's Class A or Class B The statements below are from the FCC's web Site.
Part 90 Signal Booster Classifications
Class A signal booster. A signal booster designed to retransmit signals on one or more specific channels. A signal booster is deemed to be a Class A signal booster if none of its pass bands exceed 75 kHz.
Class B Signal Booster. A signal booster designed to retransmit any signals within a wide frequency band. A signal booster is deemed to be a Class B signal booster if it has a passband that exceeds 75kHz.
Registration System for Class B Signal Boosters: On February 20, 2013, the FCC released a Report and Order that included a requirement for new and existing Class B signal boosters to be registered with the FCC. By creating a permanent record of all Class B signal booster installations in a searchable database, licensees will be able to search online for signal booster installations if they experience interference or other degradations to their system. This will allow licensees to identify and shut down signal boosters causing harmful interference as necessary.
Licensees and signal booster operators were required to register existing Class B signal booster installations with the FCC by November 1, 2014. After November 1, 2014, operation of an existing, unregistered Class B signal booster is unauthorized and subject to enforcement action. Any new Class B signal booster installed after November 1, 2014 must be registered prior to operation. To encourage compliance with this new requirement, registration will be free of cost to the operator and/or licensee.