EX-10.10 3 a2203546zex-10_10.htm EX-10.10

Exhibit 10.10

 

CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT REQUESTED

 

Agreement No. AX - 713

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK ACCESS AGREEMENT

 

by and between

 

THE PORT AUTHORITY OF
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

 

and

 

NEW YORK TELECOM PARTNERS, LLC

 



 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Section 1.

 

Definitions

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2.

 

Scope of Agreement-Permittee’s Rights of User

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3.

 

Permittee’s Permitted Activities and Certain Obligations

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

Section 4.

 

Term

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5.

 

Fees

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

Section 6.

 

Leases of Facilities

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

Section 7.

 

Installation Work

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Section 8.

 

Initial System Capital Cost

 

39

 

 

 

 

 

Section 9.

 

Governmental Requirements

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

Section 10.

 

Prohibited Acts

 

41

 

 

 

 

 

Section 11.

 

Maintenance and Repair

 

42

 

 

 

 

 

Section 12.

 

Casualty

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

Section 13.

 

Indemnity

 

48

 

 

 

 

 

Section 14.

 

Consequential Damages

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

Section 15.

 

Port Authority’s Right of Relocation

 

49

 

 

 

 

 

Section 16.

 

In-Kind Services

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

Section 17.

 

Limitation on Service by Others

 

52

 

 

 

 

 

Section 18.

 

Condemnation

 

53

 

 

 

 

 

Section 19.

 

Assignment and Sublease

 

54

 

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Section 20.

 

Termination

 

55

 

 

 

 

 

Section 21.

 

Right of Use Upon Termination

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

Section 22.

 

Waiver of Redemption

 

58

 

 

 

 

 

Section 23.

 

Remedies to be Non-exclusive

 

58

 

 

 

 

 

Section 24.

 

Surrender

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

Section 25.

 

Project Financing

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

Section 26.

 

Disputes

 

72

 

 

 

 

 

Section 27.

 

Carrier Agreement

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

Section 28.

 

Payments

 

73

 

 

 

 

 

Section 29.

 

Recording

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

Section 30.

 

Quiet Enjoyment

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

Section 31.

 

Headings

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

Section 32.

 

Performance of Permittee’s Obligations

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

Section 33.

 

Publicity and Advertising

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

Section 34.

 

Renewal Term

 

76

 

 

 

 

 

Section 35.

 

Manner of Operation

 

76

 

 

 

 

 

Section 36.

 

Termination Without Cause - Renewal Term

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

Section 37.

 

Late Charges

 

80

 

 

 

 

 

Section 38.

 

Other Construction by the Lessee

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

Section 39.

 

Force Majeure

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

Section 40.

 

Liability Insurance

 

81

 

 

 

 

 

Section 41.

 

Non-Discrimination

 

83

 

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Section 42.

 

Affirmative Action

 

84

 

 

 

 

 

Section 43.

 

Permittee’s Additional Ongoing Affirmative Action- Equal Opportunity Commitment

 

85

 

 

 

 

 

Section 44.

 

Electricity

 

88

 

 

 

 

 

Section 45.

 

Suitability of Port Authority Facilities

 

93

 

 

 

 

 

Section 46.

 

Objectionable Interference

 

93

 

 

 

 

 

Section 47.

 

Non-Liability of Individuals

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

Section 48.

 

Existing Wireless Agreements

 

95

 

 

 

 

 

Section 49.

 

Non-Disturbance

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

Section 50.

 

Labor Harmony Obligation

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

Section 51.

 

Brokerage

 

97

 

 

 

 

 

Section 52.

 

Notices

 

97

 

 

 

 

 

Section 53.

 

Severability

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

Section 54.

 

Counterparts

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

Section 55.

 

Rules of Interpretation

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

Section 56.

 

Third Party Beneficiaries

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

Section 57.

 

Governing Law

 

99

 

 

 

 

 

Section 58.

 

Entire Agreement

 

98

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibits A, B, C, D and E

 

 

Schedule E

 

 

 

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AGREEMENT

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK ACCESS SYSTEM

 

THIS AGREEMENT, made as of the 26th day of August, 1999, by and between THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY (hereinafter called the “Port Authority”) a body corporate and politic created by Compact between the States of New York and New Jersey, with the consent of the Congress of the United States of America and having an office at One World Trade Center, in the City, County and State of New York, and NEW YORK TELECOM PARTNERS, LLC, a limited liability company organized under the laws of the State of Delaware, having an office and place of business at 158 Third Street, Mineola, New York 11501, (herein-after called the “Permittee”) whose representative is Richard J. DiGeronimo.

 

WITNESSETH, THAT:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing, and of the covenants and agreements herein contained, the Port Authority and the Permittee hereby agree as follows:

 

Section 1. Definitions

 

“Additional Port Authority Facilities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Adjusted Gross Receipts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Adjusted Gross Receipts Fee Component” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Airports” shall mean the John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport, collectively.

 



 

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“Ancillary Towers” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Annual Period” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Base Net Present Value Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 36.

 

“Base Unamortized Capital Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 36.

 

“Basic Port Authority Facilities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date” shall mean the earlier to occur of: (i) the tenth (10th) day following the date on which the Port Authority has delivered certificates as provided for in Section 7 (g) (i), with respect to all of the Basic Port Authority Facilities, or (ii) the date the System at each of the Basic Port Authority Facilities has been tested and accepted by at least one Cellular Carrier User and one PCS Carrier User.

 

“Billing Periods” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 44.

 

“Business Days” shall mean Mondays to Fridays, inclusive, legal holidays excepted.

 

“Carrier Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Carrier Users” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Causes or conditions beyond the control of the Port Authority,” shall mean and include acts of God, the elements, weather conditions, tides, earthquakes, settlements, fire, acts of Governmental authority, war, shortage or labor or materials, acts of third parties for which the Port Authority is not responsible, injunctions, strikes, boycotts, picketing,

 

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slowdowns, work stoppages, labor troubles or disputes of every kind (including all those affecting the Port Authority, its contractors, suppliers or subcontractors) or any other condition or circumstances, whether similar to or different from the foregoing (it being agreed that the foregoing enumeration shall not limit or be characteristic of such conditions or circumstances) which is beyond the control of the Port Authority or which could not be prevented or remedied by reasonable effort and at reasonable expense.

 

“Cellular Carrier Users” shall mean a Carrier User that provides “Commercial Mobile Service” using frequencies assigned by the Federal Communications Commission for cellular telecommunications use prior to the designation of frequencies for use by “PCS Carrier Users” (as hereinafter defined).

 

“Chief Engineer” shall mean the Chief Engineer of the Port Authority.

 

“Commencement Date” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.

 

“Commercial Mobile Service” shall have the meaning set forth in 47 U.S.C.. §332 (d) (1), as the same may hereafter be amended from time-to-time.

 

“Consumption and Demand” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 44.

 

“Covered Facilities” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Default Available Cash” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

“Facility” shall mean one or more facilities owned by or leased to the Port Authority.

 

“Governmental Authority” or “Governmental Authorities” shall mean federal, state, municipal and other governmental authorities, boards and agencies, except that neither term shall be construed to include The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

 

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“Gross Receipts” shall have the meaning in Section 5.

 

“Gross Receipts Fee Component” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Hazardous Substances” shall include, without limitation, any pollutant, contaminant, toxic or hazardous waste, dangerous substance, potentially dangerous substance, noxious substance, toxic substance, flammable, explosive, radioactive material, urea formaldehyde foam insulation, asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity, petroleum and petroleum products and other substances declared to be hazardous or toxic, or the removal of which is required, or the manufacture, preparation, production, generation, use maintenance, treatment, storage, transfer, handling or ownership of which is restricted, prohibited, regulated or penalized by any Laws.

 

“In Kind Services” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.

 

“In Kind Services Budgeted Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 16.

 

“Initial System Capital Cost” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 8.

 

“Initial System Construction Work” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.

 

“Initial Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.

 

“Interim System Operator” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

“Laws” shall mean all laws, ordinances, orders, enactments, resolutions, rules, requirements, directives and regulations of any Governmental Authority now or at any time hereafter in effect as the same may be amended or supplemented.

 

“Loan Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

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“Loan Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

“Local Multipoint Distribution Service” shall have the meaning set forth in 47 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 1 and 101, as the same may hereafter be amended from time-to-time.

 

“Minimum Fee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Minimum Carrier User Annual Contribution” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Minimum Paging Carrier User Annual Contribution” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“NYUCC” shall mean the New York Uniform Commercial Code (McKinney’s Consolidated Laws).

 

“Objectionable Interference” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 46.

 

“PCS Carrier Users” shall mean a Carrier User providing Commercial Mobile Services for which a license from the Federal Communications Commission is required in a personal communications service established pursuant to the proceeding entitled “Amendment to the Commission’s Rules to Establish New Personal Communications Services” or any successor proceeding, as described in 47 U.S.C. Sec. 153 (27).

 

“Partial Use Certificate” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.

 

“Paging Only Carrier Agreement” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Paging Carrier User” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Person” shall mean not only a natural person, corporation or other legal entity, but shall also include two or more natural persons, corporations or other legal entities acting jointly as a firm, partnership, unincorporated association, consortium, joint venture or otherwise.

 

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“Personal Wireless Service” shall have the meaning set forth in 47 U.S.C. §332(c) (7) (C), as the same may hereafter be amended from time-to-time.

 

“Port Authority Facility” shall mean one or more facilities owned by or leased to the Port Authority.

 

“Port of New York District” shall have the meaning set forth in N.Y. Unconsolidated Laws §6403 (McKinney).

 

“Project Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

“Prudent Engineering and Operating Practice” shall mean the practices, methods and acts (including those engaged in or approved by engineers and operators generally with respect to systems the same as or similar to the System) that in the exercise of reasonable judgment in light of the facts known at the time a decision is made or an action is taken, would be expected to accomplish the desired result in a workmanlike manner and in compliance with applicable laws and reliability and safety standards.

 

“Renewal Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 34.

 

“Replacement Project Lender” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 25.

 

“Satellite-based Communications. Service” shall mean the services currently regulated under 47 Code of Federal Regulations Part 25, as the same may be amended from time-to-time.

 

“System” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“System Operations” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 2.

 

“Taking or Conveyance” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 18.

 

“Term” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 4.

 

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“Tenant Alteration Application” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7.

 

“Termination Amount” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 36.

 

“Tower Gross Receipts” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

“Variable Fee” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.

 

Section 2. Scope of Agreement - Permittee’s Rights of User

 

(a) (i) The Permittee shall have the right to install, operate and maintain a wireless telecommunications network access system (the “System”) at the Port Authority Facilities specified in Exhibit A annexed hereto and hereby made a part hereof for shared use by those wireless communications carriers (“Carrier Users”) that have entered into, or subsequent to this date of this Agreement enter into, a certain “Carrier Agreement” with the Permittee, in form satisfactory to the Port Authority, providing for the use of the System solely for the purposes set forth in paragraph (c), below, and as more fully described in the Carrier Agreement. Certain matters with respect to the Carrier Agreement are set forth in Section 27, below. The Permittee shall furnish the Port Authority with a true copy of each fully-executed Carrier Agreement it enters into with any Carrier User. The Permittee shall be obligated to install, operate and maintain the System in those Port Authority Facilities listed on Exhibit A and designated as “Basic Port Authority Facilities” whether or not any Carrier User or Paging Carrier User has agreed to use the System at such Basic Port Authority Facilities. The Permittee shall be obligated to install, operate and maintain the System in one or more additional Port Authority Facilities listed on Exhibit A and designated as “Additional Port Authority Facilities,” provided however that the Permittee shall only be obligated to install the System, or any components thereof, at an Additional Port Authority Facility when one or more Cellular Carrier Users and one or more PCS Carrier Users have each requested to use the System at such Additional Port Authority Facility pursuant to the

 

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terms of its Carrier Agreement, provided however that the Permittee shall only be obligated to install the System, or any components thereof, (x) at the Port Authority Bus Terminal (“PABT”) when one or more Cellular Carrier Users (not including Bell Atlantic Mobile) and one or more PCS Carrier Users have each requested to use the System at the PABT, and (y) in the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation’s (“PATH”) subterranean or enclosed ground rail transit tubes (as distinguished from its rail transit lines running in open areas at ground level and all portions of its passenger stations) when one or more Carrier Users: (i) have requested to use the System in all or part of the aforesaid PATH facilities and (ii) have agreed to pay or provide for the payment of all of the costs of constructing the System in all or the portion of the aforesaid PATH facilities in which the System is to be constructed. Such obligation to install shall pertain only to that part of the PATH facilities requested by such Carrier Users. The Basic Port Authority Facilities, together with the Additional Port Authority Facilities in which the System is installed in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, are sometimes hereinafter referred to as “Covered Facilities.” Paging Carrier Users using the System only in connection with the operation of paging devices shall enter into a “Paging Only Carrier Agreement” with the Permittee with the consent of the Port Authority.

 

(ii) The “Summary Basis of Design” of the System, including the technical standards therefor, is contained in Exhibit B, annexed hereto and hereby made a part hereof. The installation, operation and maintenance of the System are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “System Operations.”

 

(b) In addition to System Operations, the Permittee shall have the non-exclusive right to install radio transmission towers (“Ancillary Towers”) at locations at Port Authority Facilities as and to the extent approved by the Port Authority in its sole and absolute discretion. The Permittee may mount exterior antennas on Ancillary Towers, other existing towers or towers otherwise constructed by the Permittee as components of the System as and to the extent approved by the Port Authority in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

(c) The System shall be installed, operated and maintained by the Permittee for the transmission or reception of

 

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wireless telecommunications signals to or from end-user customers of Carrier Users using mobile or portable devices located at the Covered Facilities. All radio signals received or transmitted to or by such end-user customers shall be only in the portion of the electromagnetic radio frequency spectrum (i) described in Exhibit C, annexed hereto and hereby made a part hereof, or (ii) now or hereafter allocated or assigned under federal law to a Commercial Mobile Service, Personal Wireless Radio Service, Local Multipoint Distribution Service or a Satellite-Based Communications Service. In no event shall the Permittee be afforded any rights with respect to any rooftop areas, facilities, structures or installations at the World Trade Center and elsewhere at the World Trade Center, except (i) such point-to-point microwave transmitters, receivers and other equipment installed by the Permittee that are necessary for, and are used only in connection with the System and (ii) at the shopping concourse and PATH Station levels.

 

(d) The Permittee may install, operate and maintain as a part of the System an equal access in-building backbone facility, on a non-exclusive basis, for use by all interested specialized wireless telecommunications service carriers offering telecommunications services to end user customers using mobile, portable or fixed wireless devices in offices and nearby areas at the Port Authority World Trade Center towers and in the terminal buildings at the Airports, subject to the consent of the operators of such terminals. Such in-building backbone facility shall be used only to connect equipment utilizing the portion of the electromagnetic radio frequency spectrum (i) identified in Exhibit C, or (ii) now or hereafter allocated or assigned under Federal Law to a Commercial Mobile Service, Personal Wireless Radio Service, Local Multipoint Distribution Service or a Satellite-Based Communications Service. Construction of such backbone facility must be completed on or before the date set forth in subparagraph (c)(ii) of Section 7 for the completion of the installation of the System in such Port Authority Facility.

 

Section 3. Permittee’s Permitted Activities and Certain Obligations

 

(a) The Permittee shall operate the System so as to accommodate all interested Carrier Users and Paging Carrier Users on a non-discriminatory basis (to the extent provided in Section

 

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3.3 of the Carrier Agreement) up to the design capacity of the System at the locations specified in Exhibit A. The limitation on service by Persons other than the Permittee, as set forth in Section 17, shall be applicable throughout the Term.

 

(b) The Permittee shall not conduct any other form of business activity than System Operations and shall not own or control any other Person or own any equity interest in any other Person. The aforesaid restriction shall not be applicable to the Project Lender, a Replacement Project Lender or a Qualified System Operator in connection with the performance of System Operations by any such party, provided that in no event shall any such party also be a Carrier User.

 

(c) Senior representatives of the Permittee shall meet with Port Authority representatives monthly during the construction of the System and quarterly thereafter (or at such other times as may be specified by the Port Authority) to discuss the financial and operational performance of the System. At such meetings, the Permittee’s representatives shall discuss (i) the impact of any changes in the wireless communications industry, (ii) the financial and operational performance of the System, and (iii) any steps the Permittee is taking to assure that all appropriate technological developments are incorporated into the System on an on-going basis and in order to comply with the provisions of paragraph (a), above.

 

Section 4. Term

 

(a) The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date first set forth on the first page hereof (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Commencement Date”) and shall, unless sooner terminated, expire on the day preceding the fifteenth (15th) anniversary of the Commencement Date (the “Initial Term”).

 

(b) The Permittee shall have the right to extend the term of this Agreement (the “Renewal Term”) in accordance with Section 34.

 

(c) The “Term” shall mean the term of the Agreement in effect at any particular time.

 

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Section 5. Fees

 

I. MINIMUM FEE

 

(a) (i) The Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority a Minimum Fee separately for each Annual Period during the Term for the privileges described in this Agreement at the annual rates set forth below, payable as follows:

 

(1) With respect to the portion of the Term from the “Commencement Date” to the day preceding the “Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date,” in advance, in quarterly installments on the Commencement Date and on the first day of each October, January, April and July thereafter, in each case with respect to the calendar quarter during which such date occurs, including any part of such calendar quarter that occurs during the Term and on or before the day preceding the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date.

 

(2) With respect to the portion of the Term from and after the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date to the expiration date of this Agreement, in arrears, in quarterly installments commencing on the first to, occur of the last day of January, April, July and October, as the case may be, in the calendar quarter following the calendar quarter during which the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date occurs and on the last day of the first month of each calendar quarter thereafter, including the first said date following the expiration date of this Agreement, in each case with respect to the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the preceding month. For example, if the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date occurs on January 15, the next quarterly installment of the Minimum Fee shall be payable on July 31.

 

(ii) If the Commencement Date occurs on a day which is other than the first day of a calendar quarter, the Minimum Fee for the portion of the calendar quarter during which the

 

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Commencement Date occurs following such date shall be the amount of the quarterly installment described in this paragraph (a) prorated on a daily basis and shall be payable on the Commencement Date. The quarterly installment of the Minimum Fee payable during the calendar quarter in which the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work Completion Date occurs shall not be prorated. If the Initial Term expires on a date which is other than the day immediately prior to the first day of a calendar quarter, the Minimum Fee for the portion of the calendar quarter during which the expiration date of the Initial Term occurs, to and including such date, shall be the amount of the quarterly installment described in this paragraph (a) prorated on a daily basis. If this Agreement expires on a date which is other than a day immediately prior to the first day of a calendar quarter, the Minimum Fee for the portion of the calendar quarter during which the expiration date occurs, to and including such date, shall be the amount of the quarterly installment described in this paragraph (a) prorated on a daily basis.

 

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*                                         CERTAIN INFORMATION HAS BEEN OMITTED AND FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE COMMISSION CONFIDENTIAL TREATMENT HAS BEEN REQUESTED WITH RESPECT TO THE OMITTED PORTIONS.

 

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(c) If the Permittee exercises its right to extend this Agreement pursuant to Section 34, below, the ‘Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority a Minimum Fee for the privileges described in this Agreement, separately for each Annual Period during the Renewal Term, at the annual rates set forth below, in arrears, in quarterly installments on January 31, 2015 and on the last day of each April, July, October and January thereafter, in each case with respect to the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the preceding month:

 

(i) For the portion of the Sixteenth Annual Period which shall fall during the Renewal Term, the sum of Seven Hundred Thirty-six Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-eight Dollars and Forty Cents ($736,438.40), without any proration thereof pursuant to any other provision of this Agreement.

 

(ii) For the Seventeenth Annual Period the sum of Two Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,100,000.00).

 

(iii) For the Eighteenth Annual Period the sum of Two Million Two Hundred Five Thousand Two Hundred Five Dollars and Forty-two Cents ($2,205,205.42).

 

(iv) For the Nineteenth Annual Period the sum of Two Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,400,000.00), for the Twentieth Annual Period the sum of Two Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,400,000.00) and for the Twenty-first Annual Period  the sum of Two Million Four Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,400,000.00).

 

(v) For the Twenty-second Annual Period the sum of Two Million Four Hundred Thirty-five Thousand Sixty- eight Dollars and Forty-two Cents ($2,435,068.42).

 

(vi) For the Twenty-third Annual Period the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,500,000.00) and for the Twenty-fourth Annual Period the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($2,500,000.00).

 

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(vii) For the Twenty-fifth Annual Period the sum of Two Million Five Hundred Thirty-five Thousand Sixty-eight Dollars and Forty-one Cents ($2,535,068.41).

 

(viii) For the Twenty-sixth Annual Period the sum of one Million Six Hundred Eighty-eight Thousand Two Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Eighteen Cents ($1,688,219.18), without any proration thereof pursuant to any other provision of this Agreement.

 

(d) In the event the Permittee seeks to install portions of the System at one or more Port Authority Facilities, or major portions thereof (such as individual airport terminals), during an Annual Period, and the Port Authority has not made arrangements with the lessees or other occupants thereof to permit the Permittee to install the System at such locations, the Minimum Fee for such Annual Period shall be equitably adjusted.

 

II. VARIABLE FEE

 

(a) The Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority a Variable Fee for each Annual Period during the Initial Term or the Renewal Term, as the case may be. The Variable Fee shall be determined by ascertaining separately for each Annual Period the amount which is the greater of (i) the Adjusted Gross Receipts Fee Component or (ii) the Gross Receipts Fee Component and subtracting from the amount thus determined the Minimum Fee payable for such Annual Period, including, without limitation, any applicable proration or equitable adjustment of such Minimum Fee. No other proration of the Variable Fee shall be applicable.

 

(b) (i) The Variable Fee shall be payable in quarterly installments and computed, at the percentage rates set forth below, based on the reasonably determined projection of the amount to be due for the entire Annual Period prepared by the Permittee and approved by the Port Authority, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, not later than sixty (60) days prior to the commencement of each Annual Period. The Variable Fee shall be payable for each Annual Period in equal quarterly installments on the last day of January, April, July and October, in each case with respect to the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the immediately preceding calendar month (for

 

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example, the Variable Fee shall be payable on July 31 for the calendar quarter April 1 to June 30) and for every calendar quarter or part thereof thereafter in any Annual Period during the Initial Term or the Renewal Term as the case may be.

 

(ii) Within sixty (60) days following the end of each Annual Period the Permittee shall compute the actual amount of the Adjusted Gross Receipts Fee Component and the Gross Receipts Fee Component for the Annual Period and compute the Variable Fee based on the greater of the Adjusted Gross Receipts Fee Component or the Gross Receipts Fee Components. In the event the actual Variable Fee shall exceed the total of the quarterly installments actually paid by the Permittee with respect to such Annual Period, the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority the difference between the actual Variable Fee for the preceding Annual Period and the total of the said quarterly installments paid by the Permittee. In the event the total of the said quarterly installments paid by the Permittee to the Port Authority shall exceed the actual Variable Fee for the preceding Annual Period, the Port Authority shall pay the amount of such excess to the Permittee. In either such case, the required payment shall be made not later than ten (10) business days following the date of the notice from the Permittee to the Port Authority setting forth its computation of the actual Variable Fee for the immediately preceding Annual Period.

 

III. ADDITIONAL FEES

 

(a) In addition to all other fees payable under this Agreement, the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority an Additional Fee which shall be determined by ascertaining separately for each Annual Period the amount determined in accordance with paragraph (c) below. No proration of the Additional Fee shall be applicable.

 

(b) The Additional Fee shall be payable, in quarterly installments and computed at the percentage rates set forth below, based on the reasonably determined projection of the amount to be due for the entire Annual Period prepared by the Permittee and approved by the Port Authority, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, on the last day of each January, April, July and October in each case with respect to the calendar quarter ending on the last day of the immediately preceding

 

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calendar month (for example, the Additional Fee shall be payable on July 31 for the calendar quarter April 1 to June 30) and for every such calendar quarter or part thereof thereafter occurring during the Initial Term or the Renewal Term as the case may be. In the event the actual Additional Fee shall exceed the total of the quarterly installments actually paid by the Permittee with respect to such Annual Period, the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority the difference between the actual Additional Fee for the preceding Annual Period and the total of the said quarterly installments paid by the Permittee. In the event the total of the said quarterly installments paid by the Permittee to the Port Authority shall exceed the actual Additional Fee for the preceding Annual Period, the Port Authority shall pay the amount of such excess to the Permittee. In either such case, the required payment shall be made not later than ten (10) business days following the date of the notice from the Permittee to the Port Authority setting forth its computation of the actual Additional Fee for the immediately preceding Annual Period.

 

(c) The Additional Fee for each Annual Period shall be the sum of:

 

(i) [*] of World Trade Center Towers and Airports Adjusted Gross Receipts, plus

 

(ii) [*] of Tower Gross Receipts.

 

IV. MINUTES OF USE (“MOU’S) CHARGES BY THE PERMITTEE

 

The Permittee shall, in addition to charging Carrier Users fixed fees for usage of portions of the System, charge each Carrier User a fee based upon its usage of the System in excess of a threshold amount, such fee initially to be established on an MOU basis, it being understood that such methodology may be modified with the prior written consent of the Port Authority. The said fee shall be within the range set forth in the form of Carrier Agreement attached hereto, hereby made a part hereof and marked “Exhibit D,” unless the Port Authority shall consent to a modification thereof. The Permittee may, on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis, offer Carrier Users an opportunity to obtain a discounted rate for such MOU’S on a pre-paid, “use it

 


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or lose it,” basis, subject to the prior written approval of the Port Authority of a range and structure of discounts, to be proposed by the Permittee, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.

 

V. FEE RELATED DEFINITIONS

 

“Adjusted Gross Receipts” for each Annual Period shall mean Gross Receipts less the sum of the following:

 

(i) For a management fee:

 

For the [*] and the [*] the sum of Three Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($300,000.00);

 

For the [*] and each Annual Period thereafter during the Initial Term, the sum set forth above, plus an additional amount equal to the greater of: (x) an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying the sum set forth above by a fraction the numerator of which shall be the number of points, or major fraction thereof, that the Consumer Price Index published for the December immediately preceding such Annual Period has increased over the Consumer Price Index published for December, 1999, and the denominator of which shall be the Consumer Price Index published for December, 1999 (the “CPI Adjustment Amount”) or (y) the CPI Adjustment Amount determined in accordance with this subparagraph for the preceding Annual Period.

 

For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “Consumer Price Index” shall mean the Revised Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (NY-NJ-CT), All Items, unadjusted 1982-1984 =100 published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department, of Labor. In the event that: (a) the base period of 1982-1984 for the Consumer Price Index is at any time hereafter changed to any other period, then the Consumer Price Index for any calendar month of December used for purposes of this Agreement shall be recomputed accordingly; or (b) the Consumer Price Index is not in

 


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publication at a time when its use is required hereunder, then the Port Authority shall select and apply a similarly comparable index in determining the additional amounts payable pursuant to this subparagraph (i) and pursuant to subparagraphs (ii) and (iii), below.

 

(ii) For an administrative and professional fee to cover (1) customary accounting and legal services, (2) administrative services, including any expenses associated with a trustee providing the independent auditing of minutes of use by Carrier Users, and (3) other miscellaneous expenses, including office expenses such as rent, computers and other supplies:

 

For the [*] and the [*] the sum of Two Hundred Twenty-five Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($225,000.00);

 

For the [*] and each Annual Period thereafter during the Initial Term, the sum set forth above, plus an additional amount equal to the greater of: (x) the CPI Adjustment Amount or (y) the CPI Adjustment Amount determined in accordance with subparagraph (i), above, for the preceding Annual Period.

 

(iii) For a replacement reserve:

 

For the [*] and the [*] the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($100,000.00),

 

For the [*] and each Annual Period thereafter during the Initial Term, the sum set forth above, plus an additional amount equal to the greater of: (x) the CPI Adjustment Amount or (y) the CPI Adjustment Amount determined in accordance with subparagraph (i), above, for the preceding Annual Period. Any unexpended replacement reserve shall constitute Gross Receipts during the Annual Period in which this Agreement expires or is sooner terminated.

 


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(iv) The annual amortization, over the Initial Term, of amounts paid by the Permittee in connection with its acquisition of rights of access and use, as approved by the Port Authority, pursuant to Section 6 (b) of this Agreement.

 

(v) Amounts paid by the Permittee in each Annual Period for debt service (but not including debt service on any “Non-Recurring Capital Amounts,” as hereinafter defined), provided however that in no event shall the total amount of the principal of the debt on which the debt service qualifies for a deduction under this clause (v) exceed the sum of Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($3,500,000.00) and the interest rate on such debt shall be not greater than twelve percent (12%) per annum or such lower annual rate obtained by the Permittee.

 

(vi) Amounts paid by the Permittee in each Annual Period to unaffiliated third parties (unless otherwise consented to by the Port Authority) for engineering services in connection with the Initial System Construction Work (during the First and Second Annual Periods only), System maintenance, monitoring, fiber optic carriage and insurance, all to parties and under agreements approved by the Port Authority.

 

(vii) For transaction costs associated with the negotiation and execution of this Agreement, for the First Annual Period, only, the sum of One Million Dollars and No Cents ($1,000,000.00).

 

In the event the expiration of the Initial Term or the Renewal Term, as the case may be, shall occur on a day other than last day of an Annual Period, the amounts to be deducted from Gross Receipts in subparagraphs (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), above, shall be prorated on a daily basis.

 

“Adjusted Gross Receipts Fee Component” shall mean:

 

(1) For each Annual Period during the Initial Term: [*] of Adjusted Gross Receipts.

 

(2) For the Fifteenth Annual Period (the Annual

 


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Period during which the Renewal Term occurs): [*] of Adjusted Gross Receipts.

 

(3) For each Annual Period thereafter occurring during the Renewal Term: [*] of Adjusted Gross Receipts.

 

“Annual Period” shall mean one calendar year commencing on January 1 and ending on December 31. The period from the Commencement Date to the next occurring December 31 shall be the First Annual Period and the next Annual Period from January 1 to December 31 shall be the Second Annual Period and so forth.

 

“Gross Receipts’’ shall mean all monies received or receivable (unless and until any amount is deemed to be uncollectible in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) by the Permittee for sales made or services rendered through the System including without limitation for the transmission of communications signals originating on, terminating on or carried through any portion of the System. Gross Receipts shall include all revenues (but not debt incurred by the Permittee) except for any sums collected and paid out for any sales tax, direct excise tax or other similar tax or any governmental or regulatory fees or any other pass-through or ancillary fees that the Permittee is required by law to collect and upon which the Permittee derives no revenue or profit. Gross Receipts shall not include Tower Gross Receipts or World Trade Center Towers and Airports Gross Receipts, nor shall Gross Receipts include (a) “entrance fees” paid by Carrier Users in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 per Carrier User, or (b) any other non-recurring payments made by Carrier Users to the Permittee that are (i) properly allocable, with the concurrence of the Port Authority, to the capital construction of portions of the System, (ii) are in addition to sums otherwise due to the Permittee from the Carrier Users for the use of the System and (iii) are expended by the Permittee prior to the end of the second Annual Period following the Annual Period in which such payments are made (such amounts being herein referred to as “Non-Recurring Capital Amounts”). Any such payments to the Permittee not so expended by the Permittee shall be deemed Gross Receipts in the Annual Period immediately following the expiration of such second Annual Period.

 


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“Gross Receipts Fee Component” shall mean:

 

[*]

 

(ii) For each Annual Period during the Renewal Term:

 

(1) For the Sixteenth Annual Period, the Seventeenth Annual Period and the Eighteenth Annual Period: Twenty-five Percent (25%) of Gross Receipts.

 

(2) For the Nineteenth Annual Period, the Twentieth Annual Period, the Twenty-first Annual Period, the Twenty-second Annual Period, the Twenty-third Annual Period, the Twenty-fourth Annual Period the Twenty-fifth Annual Period, the Twenty-sixth Annual Period and each Annual Period thereafter through the expiration date of this Agreement: Thirty Percent (30%) of Gross Receipts.

 


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“Tower Gross Receipts” shall mean all monies received or receivable (unless and until any amount is deemed to be uncollectible in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) by the Permittee for the mounting or use of antennas which do not comprise any part of the System on Ancillary Towers or existing towers. Tower Gross Receipts shall include all revenues from the mounting or use of antennas as aforesaid except for any sums collected and paid out for any sales tax, direct excise tax, real estate tax, personal property tax or other similar tax or any governmental or regulatory fees or any other pass-through or ancillary fees that the Permittee is required by law to collect and upon which the Permittee derives no revenue or profit. Tower Gross Receipts shall not include monies received by the Permittee at any time in connection with antennas which are installed on a tower within thirty (30) days after the completion of construction of such tower by the Permittee; monies received in connection with such antennas shall instead be Gross Receipts.

 

“World Trade Center Towers and Airports Gross Receipts” shall mean all monies received or receivable in an Annual Period (unless and until any amount is deemed to be uncollectible in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) by the Permittee for the use, by all specialized wireless telecommunications service carriers offering telecommunications services to end user customers using mobile, portable or fixed wireless devices in offices and nearby areas at the Port Authority World Trade Center Towers and in the terminals at the Airports, of the in-building fiber optic backbone facility to be installed by the Permittee, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (d) of Section 2, in the World Trade Center Towers (excluding the shopping concourse and PATH Station levels) and in the terminals at the Airports. World Trade Center Towers and Airports Gross Receipts shall include all revenues from the use of the in-building fiber optic backbone facility as aforesaid except for any sums collected and paid out for any sales tax, direct excise tax, real estate tax, personal property tax or other similar tax or any governmental or regulatory fees or any other pass-through or ancillary fees that the Permittee is required by law to collect and upon which the Permittee derives no revenue or profit.

 

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“World Trade Center Towers and Airports Adjusted Gross Receipts” shall mean, for each Annual Period, World Trade Center Towers and Airports Gross Receipts reduced by the sum of: (i) Five Percent (5%) of World Trade Center Towers and Airports Gross Receipts for such Annual Period (which represents an allowance for administrative costs), (ii) the annual amortization, over the remainder of the Initial Term, of capital expenditures not financed by debt and made by the Permittee for the purposes set forth in clause (iii), below, and (iii) the amounts of principal and interest due and payable by the Permittee during such Annual Period that are properly allocable to debt incurred by the Permittee for the installation by the Permittee of an in-building fiber optic backbone facility in the World Trade Center Towers and in the terminals at the Airports, for use by all specialized wireless telecommunications service carriers offering telecommunications services to end user customers using mobile, portable or fixed wireless devices in offices and nearby areas at the Port Authority World Trade Center Towers (excluding the shopping concourse and PATH Station levels) and in the terminals at the Airports.

 

Section 6. Leases of Facilities

 

(a) The Permittee hereby acknowledges that certain of the Facilities operated by the Port Authority are leased by the Port Authority from third parties and that the permission granted hereunder with respect to any such Facility shall in any event terminate with the expiration or termination of the Port Authority’s lease for such Facility. The Port Authority has delivered to the Permittee true and correct copies of an agreement with the City of New York for the lease of John F. Kennedy International Airport and an agreement with the City of Newark for the lease of Newark International Airport.

 

(b) In the event the lease or other agreement pursuant to which the Port Authority operates one or more of the Port Authority Facilities is terminated or expires, title, to and ownership of the portion or portions of the System located at such Port Authority Facility shall thereupon vest in the Permittee without any further act or deed by the Permittee. Upon such termination or expiration, the Minimum Fee shall be equitably abated. If the Port Authority reacquires a leasehold interest in, a right to operate or manage, or title to or

 

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ownership of such Port Authority Facility after such termination or expiration, and provided the System is then operable or can be made operable by the Permittee within twelve (12) months after such reacquisition, then this Agreement, and the Permittee’s and the Port Authority’s rights and obligations thereunder, shall be reinstated with respect to such Port Authority Facility for the balance of the Term without any further action or deed by the Permittee.

 

(c) (i) The Permittee hereby further acknowledges that portions of the Facilities where System Operations may occur are now or in the future may be under lease or permit from the Port Authority to third parties for their occupancy and use and that the Permittee, by independent arrangement with such third parties, shall use commercially reasonable efforts to acquire the right or rights of access and use in such areas as are necessary for System Operations in instances in which such rights of access and use are not reserved to the Port Authority under the terms of such leases or permits, and as a component of such independent arrangements, the Permittee must use commercially reasonable efforts to arrange with such third parties for the supply to the Permittee of the facilities, utilities and services it may require for use in connection with System Operations, including without limitation and without limiting the applicability of Section 7, below, the installation of any telecommunications, electrical or other wires, conduits, ducts and pipes.

 

(ii) The Port Authority has made and hereby makes no representation or warranty as to the location, size, adequacy, suitability or availability of any facilities, utilities or services to be used by the Permittee in the exercise of its privileges under this Agreement. To the best of the Port Authority’s knowledge as of the date of the execution of this Agreement, no material restrictions on the Permittee’s access to or use of those portions of the Port Authority Facilities where the System is proposed to be installed by the Permittee, as described in the Summary Basis of Design attached hereto as Exhibit B, are contained in any lease or permit from the Port Authority to any third party except for the interior and the exterior of the passenger terminals at each Airport (it being understood and agreed that for purposes hereof, the Port Authority’s knowledge consists solely of the actual knowledge following due inquiry, of those Port Authority employees having

 

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primary responsibility for the implementation of the Port Authority’s obligations under this Agreement). Upon the request of the Permittee, the Port Authority will use commercially reasonable efforts to identify to the Permittee representatives of third parties with whom the Permittee may discuss independent arrangements for the rights of access to and use of those portions of the Port Authority Facilities where System Operations may occur that are under lease or permit to such third parties. The Port Authority will use commercially reasonable efforts to assist the Permittee in the Permittee’s efforts to obtain the rights of access and use as described above, and in connection therewith and as an accommodation to the Permittee, will not require, and will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such third parties will not require, the Permittee to pay any fees or charges to such third parties as a condition to obtaining such rights of access and use. The Port Authority shall reimburse the Permittee for any such fees or charges that are reasonably paid by the Permittee following consultation with the Port Authority.

 

(iii) In the event of the expiration or earlier termination of any independent arrangement between the Permittee and a third party providing for rights of access and use to those portions of Port Authority Facilities where System Operations may occur, the privilege granted under this Agreement shall be suspended with respect to the areas covered by such independent arrangement until a new independent arrangement can be established and the Minimum Fee shall be equitably adjusted as provided in Section 5 I. (d). In the event of any inconsistency between the terms of any such independent arrangement with a third party, as aforesaid, and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall control. The Port Authority shall use commercially reasonable efforts to reserve to itself for the benefit of the Permittee any right of access or use under the terms of any lease entered into with, or permit issued to, any third party.

 

Section 7. Installation Work

 

(a) The Permittee shall perform, at its sole cost and expense, all installation work required to prepare each Port Authority Facility where the Permittee is to conduct System Operations for the Permittee’s operations, including installing

 

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all transmitters, receivers, cables and other equipment and the construction of all associated improvements appurtenant to the operation of the System, provided however that the Permittee shall have no obligations with respect to the installation of proprietary base station equipment for the exclusive use of individual Carrier Users, as provided in the Carrier Agreement (the work described in this Section being hereinafter referred to, separately with respect to each Port Authority Facility, as the “Initial System Construction Work”).

 

(b) (i) The Permittee shall be responsible at its sole expense for retaining all architectural, engineering and other technical consultants and services as may be directed by the Port Authority and for developing, completing and submitting procedures for the installation of all equipment and the construction of all improvements appurtenant to the operation of the System. Prior to retaining any architect, professional engineer or other technical consultant in connection with the Initial System Construction Work the name or names of said architect, professional engineer or other technical consultant shall be submitted to the Port Authority for its approval. The Port Authority shall have the right to disapprove any architect, professional engineer or other technical consultant who may be unacceptable to it. The Port Authority shall approve in advance the Permittee’s contract with each such architect,” professional engineer or other technical consultant. The Port Authority hereby approves any retention by the Permittee of Andrew Corporation, RCC Consultants, LGC Wireless and Allen Telecom.

 

(ii) (1) Prior to the commencement of any Initial System Construction Work at any Port Authority Facility, the Permittee shall submit to the Port Authority for its approval a Tenant Alteration Application (hereinafter, “Construction Application”), in the form supplied by the Port Authority, and containing such terms and conditions as the Port Authority may include, setting forth in detail by appropriate plans and specifications System Construction Work the Permittee proposes to perform at such Port Authority Facility and the manner of and time periods for performing such work. The data to be supplied by the Permittee shall identify separately each of the items constituting the Initial System Construction Work and shall describe in detail the improvements, fixtures, equipment, and systems to be installed by the Permittee. The plans and

 

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specifications to be submitted by the Permittee shall be in sufficient detail for a contractor to perform the Initial System Construction Work and shall bear the seal of a qualified architect or professional engineer who shall be responsible for the administration of the Initial System Construction Work in accordance with the Port Authority’s requirements. The Permittee may submit a single Construction Application for each Port Authority Facility. Alternatively, the Permittee may submit one or more separate Construction Applications comprising only a portion of the Initial System Construction Work at such Port Authority Facility. All Construction Applications shall be submitted in compliance with the requirements set forth above in this paragraph. Any Construction Application that covers less than an entire Port Authority Facility shall cover an integrated functional portion of the Initial System Construction Work at such Port Authority Facility which, when complete, will function to provide service to Carrier Users and the public without being dependent on any other portion of the Initial System Construction Work not yet completed. The Permittee may submit a Construction Application covering a portion of the Initial System Construction Work which the Port Authority shall have approved by prior written notice to the Permittee as eligible for inclusion in a separate Construction Application. In connection with the review by the Port Authority of the Permittee’s submissions under this Section, the Permittee shall submit to the Port Authority, at the Port Authority’s request, such additional data, detail or information as the Port Authority may require for such review. Following the Port Authority’s receipt of the Permittee’s Construction Application, the Port Authority shall give its written approval or rejection thereof, or shall request such modifications thereto as the Port Authority may find necessary or appropriate. The Permittee shall not engage any contractor or permit the use of any subcontractor unless and until each such contractor or subcontractor, and the contract such contractor or subcontractor is operating under, have been approved by the Port Authority. The Permittee shall include in any such contract or subcontract such provisions as are required pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement and the Construction Application approved by the Port Authority, including, without limitation thereto, provisions regarding labor harmony. The Permittee has engaged Andrew Corporation and LGC Wireless Inc. as its contractors, and the Port Authority hereby approves such engagement. The Port Authority hereby approves for retention by such contractors, as subcontractors, the following firms: None Listed).

 

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(2) The Port Authority shall review each Construction Application and all plans and specifications submitted by the Permittee therewith and will furnish its comments regarding the same to the Permittee within twenty (20) business days after its receipt thereof. The Port Authority will review and comment on any corrected, modified or amended plans and specifications resubmitted to the Port Authority by the Permittee within fifteen (l5) business days after receipt of any such resubmission. The total of the number of business days actually required by the Port Authority for the review of all submissions and resubmissions of the Permittee’s Construction Applications and plans and specifications for the Initial System Construction Work and the total of the number of business days allocated in the first two sentences of this paragraph to each separate Construction Application computed for all such reviews of the Permittee’s submissions and resubmissions of all Construction Applications and plans and specifications for the Initial System Construction Work shall be separately ascertained and each of such total number of business days shall be used in determining whether the Permittee is entitled to a credit against its payment obligations under this Agreement, as provided for in subparagraph (g) (iii), below.

 

(iii) (1) The Permittee hereby assumes the risk of loss or damage to all of the Initial System Construction Work prior to the completion thereof and the risk of loss or damage to all property of the Port Authority, its lessees and permittees arising out of or in connection with the Initial System Construction Work. In the event of any such loss or damage, the Permittee shall forthwith repair, replace and make good the Initial System Construction Work and the property of the Port Authority, its lessees and permittees. The Permittee shall, and shall require each of its contractors to indemnify the Port Authority and its Commissioners, officers, agents and employees from and against all claims and demands, just or unjust, by third persons (including the Commissioners, officers, agents and employees of the Port Authority) against the Port Authority and its Commissioners, officers, agents and employees, arising or alleged to arise out of the performance of the Initial System Construction Work or based upon any of the risks assumed by the Permittee in this Agreement or any breach hereof, and for all loss and expense incurred by it and by them in the defense,

 

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settlement or satisfaction thereof, including without limitation thereto, claims and demands for death, for personal injury or for property damage, direct or consequential, whether they arise from acts or omissions of the Permittee, any contractors of the Permittee, the Port Authority, third persons, or from acts of God or the public enemy, or otherwise, excepting only claims and demands which result solely from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Port Authority subsequent to commencement of the Initial System Construction Work; provided however, the Permittee shall not be required to indemnify the Port Authority where indemnity would be precluded by Section 5-322.1 of the General Obligations Law of the State of New York. The Permittee shall cause each such contractor and subcontractor to obtain and maintain in force such insurance coverage and performance bonds as the Port Authority may specify, including, without limitation, a contractual liability endorsement to cover the indemnity obligations assumed by the Permittee pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

 

(2) If so directed, the Permittee shall at its own expense defend any suit based upon any claim or demand described in subparagraph (1) above (even if such suit, claim or demand is groundless, false or fraudulent), and in handling such it shall not, without obtaining express advance permission from the General Counsel of the Port Authority, raise any defense involving in any way the jurisdiction of the tribunal over the person of the Port Authority, the immunity of the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents or employees, the governmental nature of the Port Authority or the provision of any statutes respecting suits against the Port Authority. The Permittee shall not be liable for any fees and expenses of separate counsel representing the Port Authority, other than the reasonable costs of investigation. The Permittee shall not be liable for any settlement of any action, proceeding or suit, which settlement is effected by the Port Authority without the prior written consent of the Permittee, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. If the Permittee shall not grant its consent as provided above, such action, proceeding or suit shall thereafter be defended by the Permittee, at its sole cost and expense, subject to the limitations set forth above in this subparagraph (2).

 

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(iv) The Initial System Construction Work shall be performed by the Permittee in accordance with the Construction Application and final plans and specifications approved by the Port Authority, shall be subject to inspection by the Port Authority during the progress of the Initial System Construction Work and after the completion thereof, and the Permittee shall upon direction from the Port Authority to do so, stop the performance of any portion of the Initial System Construction Work which is not being performed in accordance with the above and redo or replace at its own expense any Initial System Construction Work not done in accordance therewith. The Permittee shall also supply the Port Authority with “as-built” drawings in such form and number as are reasonably requested by the Port Authority and the Permittee shall keep said drawings current during the Term. No changes or modifications to any Initial System Construction Work shall be made without the prior consent of the Port Authority.

 

(v) Any dispute between the Port Authority and the Permittee regarding whether or not any Construction Application submitted by the Permittee should be approved by the Port Authority, shall be handled pursuant to Section 26 of this Agreement.

 

(vi) The Permittee shall pay or cause to be paid all claims lawfully made against it by its contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and workers, and all claims lawfully made against it by other third persons arising out of or in connection with or because of the performance of the Initial System Construction Work, and shall cause its contractors and subcontractors to pay all such claims lawfully made against them, provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to limit the right of the Permittee to contest any claim of a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or worker or other person and no such claim shall be considered to be an obligation of the Permittee within the meaning of this Section unless and until the same shall have been finally adjudicated. The Permittee shall use commercially reasonable efforts to resolve any such claims and shall keep the Port Authority fully informed of its actions with respect thereto. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, all of the Permittee’s construction contracts shall provide as follows: “If (1) the Contractor fails to perform any of its obligations under this

 

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Contract, including its obligation to pay any claims lawfully made against it by any material supplier, subcontractor, worker or any other third person which arises out of or in connection with the performance of this Contract, (2) any claim (just or unjust) which arises out of or in connection with this Contract is made against the Permittee, or (3) any subcontractor under this Contract fails to pay any claims lawfully made against it by any material supplier, subcontractor, worker or any other third person which arise out of or in connection with this Contract or if in the Permittee’s opinion any of the aforesaid contingencies is likely to arise, then the Permittee shall have the right, in its discretion, to withhold out of any payment (final or otherwise and even though such payments have already been certified as due) such sums as the Permittee may deem ample to protect it against delay or loss or to assume the payment of just claims of third persons, and to apply such sums as the Permittee may deem proper to secure such protection or to satisfy such claims. All sums so applied shall be deducted from the Contractor’s compensation. Omission by the Permittee to withhold out of any payment, final or otherwise, a sum for any of the above contingencies, even though such contingency has occurred at the time of payment, shall not be deemed to indicate that the Permittee does not intend to exercise its right with respect to such contingency. Neither the above provisions for the rights of the Permittee to withhold and apply monies nor any exercise or attempted exercise of, or omission to exercise, such right by the Permittee shall create any obligation of any kind to such material suppliers, subcontractors, workers or other third persons. Until actual payment is made to the Contractor, its right to any amount to be paid under this Contract (even though such payments have already been certified as due) shall be subordinate to the rights of the Permittee under this provision.”

 

(c) (i) The Permittee shall not commence any Initial System Construction Work prior to the Commencement Date and until the Construction Application and plans and specifications covering such work, have been finally approved by the Port Authority. The Permittee recognizes that its obligation to pay fees, including, without limitation, the Minimum Fee, provided for in this Agreement shall commence on the Commencement Date even though the Initial System Construction Work has not yet then been commenced or completed.

 

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(ii) Construction Application(s) for the Initial System Construction Work at each of the Holland and Lincoln tunnels shall be submitted to the Port Authority within sixty (60) days following execution of this Agreement. Construction Application(s) for the Initial System Construction Work at each of John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport shall be submitted to the Port Authority within twelve (12) months following execution of this Agreement. The Permittee shall commence the performance of the Initial System Construction Work at each Basic Port Authority Facility within thirty (30) days following the approval of the Construction Application with respect to each such Basic Port Authority Facility and shall diligently pursue the completion of such Initial System Construction Work. The Initial System Construction Work at the Basic Port Authority Facilities shall be completed as follows (subject to extension for causes or conditions beyond the control of the Permittee): (A) with respect to the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, the Initial System Construction Work shall be completed within six (6) months following execution of this Agreement, (B) with respect to John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport, the Initial System Construction Work shall be completed within eighteen (18) months following execution of this Agreement, subject to the Permittee’s inability to obtain such access to the Basic Port Authority Facilities as is necessary to perform the Basic Port Authority Facilities Construction Work and to major airport terminal construction plans, and (C) with respect to construction work performed at any Additional Port Authority Facilities, within two (2) years following a bona fide commitment by one Cellular Carrier User and one PCS Carrier User with respect to any such Additional Port Authority Facility, provided however that the Permittee shall install the System in all or part of PATH’s subterranean or enclosed rail transit tubes (as distinguished from its rail transit lines running in open areas at ground level and all portions of its passenger stations) within two (2) years following the date when one or more Carrier Users: (i) have requested to use the System in all or part of the aforesaid PATH facilities and (ii) have agreed to pay or provide for the payment of all of the costs of constructing the System in all or the portion of the aforesaid PATH facilities in which the System is to be constructed, such installation obligation to pertain only to that part of the PATH facilities requested by such Carrier Users.

 

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(d) The Permittee shall be solely responsible for the plans and specifications used by it and for the adequacy or sufficiency of such plans and specifications, and all the improvements, fixtures, and equipment depicted thereon or covered thereby, regardless of the consent thereto or approval thereof by the Port Authority or the incorporation therein of any Port Authority requirements or recommendations. Nothing contained in any approval hereunder shall constitute a determination or indication by the Port Authority that the Permittee has complied with the applicable governmental rules, ordinances, enactments, resolutions, rules and orders, including but not limited to, those of the City of New York or the City of Newark which may pertain to the work to be performed. The Port Authority shall have no obligation or liability in connection with the performance of any of the Initial System Construction Work or for the contracts for the performance thereof entered into by the Permittee. The Permittee hereby releases and discharges the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, representatives and employees of and from any and all liability, claims for damages or losses of any kind, whether legal or equitable, or from any action or cause of action arising out of or in connection with the performance of any of the Initial System Construction Work pursuant to the contracts between the Permittee and its contractors except for any of the foregoing caused solely by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Port Authority. The Permittee shall use commercially reasonable efforts to make arrangements for the extension of all warranties extended or available to the Permittee in connection with the aforesaid work to the Port Authority as well.

 

(e) As between the Permittee and the Port Authority, the Port Authority shall be and remain responsible for the clean-up, removal and disposal, response or remediation of any and all Hazardous Substances which were not placed at a Port Authority Facility by the Permittee or its officers, employees, guests, invitees and other representatives which could subject any Person to liability for costs of cleanup, removal, response or remediation under any Environmental Laws; provided however, the Port Authority shall have the right to direct the Permittee to alter the location of any Initial System Construction Work or otherwise modify the plans and specifications for any Initial System Construction Work in order to investigate the need for any clean-up, removal and disposal, response or remediation. The

 

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Permittee shall consult with the Port Authority prior to preparing its plans and specifications to minimize any disturbance to any Hazardous Substance.

 

(ii) The Permittee shall promptly advise the Port Authority of any environmental findings by the Permittee during the performance of the Initial System Construction Work which suggest that any Hazardous Substance has been or may be disturbed by the performance of the Initial System Construction Work. The Port Authority shall have the right to direct the Permittee to stop the performance of the Initial System Construction Work at any location where it is reasonably expected such work will disturb any Hazardous Substance. The Port Authority shall thereafter promptly commence the performance of any appropriate environmental testing at such location. The Port Authority and the Permittee shall promptly discuss appropriate modifications to the Initial System Construction Work as provided in subparagraph (i), above.

 

(iii) As between the Permittee and the Port Authority, the Permittee shall be responsible for the clean-up, removal and disposal, response or remediation of any and all Hazardous Substances which could subject any Person to liability for costs of clean-up, removal, response or remediation under any Environmental Laws and which arise out of or result from (1) the use or occupancy of the System by the Permittee or its officers, employees, guests, invitees, contractors and other representatives, or (2) any acts or omissions of the Permittee or any of the aforesaid in connection with the System; provided that the Permittee shall not be responsible under this subparagraph (iii) with respect to any Hazardous Substances to the extent the Port Authority is responsible for such Hazardous Substances under subparagraph (i) above.

 

(f) The Permittee understands that there may be other communications and utility lines and conduits located on or under portions of one or more Port Authority Facilities where the Permittee will operate the System. The Port Authority will use commercially reasonable efforts to make available to the Permittee its records to the extent the same are available in an effort to identify to the Permittee the location of such communication and utility lines which may interfere with the Initial System Construction Work proposed by the Permittee. The

 

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Port Authority hereby disclaims any warranty or representation to the Permittee that such records are accurate. The Permittee agrees to design the Initial System Construction Work so as to eliminate or minimize the need for relocation of any such communications and utility lines. If such design cannot be performed in accordance with Prudent Engineering and Operating Practice, the Permittee shall relocate and reinstall such communications and utility lines and conduits as necessary in connection with the Initial System Construction Work and restore all affected areas in accordance with all the terms and provisions of this Section.

 

(g) (i) Upon completion of the Initial System Construction Work at each Port Authority Facility, the Permittee shall supply the Port Authority with a certificate signed by a responsible officer of the Permittee and by the architect or engineer who sealed the Permittee’s plans pursuant to the provisions of this Section, certifying that all of the Initial System Construction Work has been performed in accordance with the approved plans and specifications covering such work, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, governmental rules, regulations and orders. The Port Authority will inspect the Initial System Construction Work at such Port Authority Facility and if the same has been completed as certified by the Permittee and the Permittee’s architect or engineer, the Port Authority shall deliver a certificate to such effect to the Permittee within twenty (20) business days following the Port Authority’s receipt of such certification, subject to the condition that all risks thereafter with respect to the construction and installation of the Initial System Construction Work and any liability therefor for negligence or other reason shall be borne by the Permittee. The Permittee shall not use or permit the use of the Initial System Construction Work for the purposes set forth in this Agreement until such certificate is received from Port Authority.

 

(ii) The Permittee may wish to utilize a portion or portions of the System at a Port Authority Facility prior to the issuance by the Port Authority of the certificate referred to in subparagraph (i) above. In addition to, and without affecting the obligations of the Permittee under the aforesaid subparagraph, when a portion of the Initial System Construction

 

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Work at a Port Authority Facility covered by a Construction Application pursuant to subparagraph (b) (iii), above, is substantially completed and is properly, usable, the Permittee may advise the Port Authority to such effect and may deliver to the Port Authority a certificate of an authorized officer of the Permittee and of the Permittee’s architect or engineer certifying that such portion of the Initial System Construction Work at a Port Authority Facility has been constructed strictly in accordance with the approved plans and specifications and the provisions of this Agreement and in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances and governmental rules, regulations and orders and specifying that such portion of the Initial System Construction Work at such Port Authority Facility can be properly used and that the Permittee desires such use even though the Initial System Construction Work has not been completed. Thereafter, said portion of the Initial System Construction Work will be inspected by the Port Authority and if the same has been completed as specified by the Permittee, the Port Authority will, within fifteen (15) business days following its receipt of the certificates of the Permittee and the Permittee’s architect or engineer, deliver a certificate of the Port Authority to the Permittee with respect to each such portion of the Initial System Construction Work permitting the use of such portion of the System for the purposes set forth in this Agreement, subject to the condition that all risks thereafter in connection with the construction and installation of the same and any liability therefor for negligence or other reason shall be borne by the Permittee.

 

(iii) The total number of business days actually required by the Port Authority for the inspection of the completed Initial System Construction Work at each Port Authority Facility and the delivery of its certificate, as described in subparagraphs (g) (i) and (g) (ii), above, shall be added to the total number of business days actually required by the Port Authority, for the review of all submissions and resubmissions of all Construction Applications and plans and specifications as ascertained in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (b) (ii) (2) of this Section 7. The total number of business days allocated to all reviews of the Permittee’s submissions and resubmissions of all Construction Applications and plans and specifications shall be added to the twenty (20) business days provided for all the Port Authority’s inspections of the

 

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completed Initial System Construction Work and the delivery of its certificate. In the event the total number of business days actually required by the Port Authority for all of the review, inspection and certification obligations described in subparagraphs (b)(ii) (2) and (g) (i) and (g)(ii), above, exceeds the total number of business days allocated for the performance of all such obligations, then the Permittee shall be entitled to a credit against its payment obligations next becoming due under this Agreement at the rate of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and No Cents ($3,500.00) for each such excess business day.

 

(iv) The determination provided for in subparagraph (g) (iii), above, shall be made once, only, effective as of the fifth anniversary of the date of execution of this Agreement, and delays thereafter occurring shall not be taken into consideration in making such determination.

 

(h) Except as otherwise provided in the Carrier Agreement, with respect to equipment owned by Carrier Users, title to all fixtures and equipment (as defined in the NYUCC) forming a part of the System shall immediately vest in the Port Authority upon the first to occur of affixation to any Port Authority Facility or the first use of such items in System Operations. The Permittee shall have the right to install replacements for, and to modify or repair, any or all of the foregoing fixtures and equipment forming a part of the System. Title to such replacements shall vest in the Port Authority in the manner provided above. Title to the fixtures and equipment so replaced shall pass to the Permittee. Title to System software licenses, equipment warranties and service contracts, to the extent the terms under which the Permittee has obtained the same permit title therein to be transferred to the Port Authority, shall vest in the Port Authority upon the execution thereof or at the first possible time thereafter as title thereto may vest in, the Port Authority. Title to all other assets forming a part of the System, including all intangible assets, shall remain vested in the Permittee. The Permittee shall promptly execute and deliver bills of sale and all other documents necessary or convenient in order to evidence the transfer of title to the Port Authority of all the items mentioned in this paragraph. The Port Authority hereby grants to the Permittee an exclusive right to use all parts of the System to which title is being conveyed to the Port Authority pursuant

 

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to this paragraph, which use shall be in the manner permitted by this Agreement. This right to use shall commence upon the vesting of title to the Port Authority as hereinabove provided and shall continue throughout the Term.

 

(i) Without limiting any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Permittee understands and agrees that it shall put into effect prior to the commencement of any Initial System Construction Work (i) an affirmative action program and Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) program and (ii) a Women owned Business Enterprise (“WBE”) program in accordance with the provisions of Schedule E, attached hereto and hereby made a part hereof. The provisions of said Schedule E shall be applicable to the Permittee’s contractor or contractors and any subcontractors at any tier of construction as well as the Permittee and the Permittee shall include the provisions of said Schedule E within all of its construction contracts so as to make said provisions and undertakings the direct obligation of the Permittee’s contractor or contractors and any subcontractors at any tier of construction. The Permittee shall and shall require its contractor or contractors and any subcontractors at any tier of construction to furnish to the Port Authority such data, including but not limited to, compliance reports relating to the operation and implementation of the affirmative action MBE and WBE programs called for hereunder as the Port Authority may request at any time and from time to time regarding the affirmative action, MBE and WBE programs of the Permittee and its contractor or contractors and subcontractors at any tier of construction, and the Permittee shall and shall also require that its contractor or contractors and any subcontractors at any tier of construction mike and put into effect such modifications and additions thereto as may be directed by the Port Authority pursuant to the provisions hereof and said Schedule E to effectuate the goals of the affirmative action, MBE and WBE programs.

 

Section 8. Initial System Capital Cost

 

Within thirty (30) days following the end of each calendar quarter during which any part of the performance of the Permittee’s Initial System Construction Work as set forth in Section 7 of this Agreement shall have occurred, the Permittee shall submit a certificate certified by a responsible fiscal

 

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officer of the Permittee in the format specified by the Port Authority setting forth in reasonable detail amounts actually paid by the Permittee to independent contractors and amounts properly allocated by Port Authority Facility in accordance with such additional categories as may be established by the Port Authority from time to time by notice to the Permittee and having attached thereto reproduction copies of invoices of third parties (the total of such amounts, with respect to each Port Authority Facility, is hereinafter referred to as the “Initial System Capital Cost”.) The Permittee shall also furnish to the Port Authority such further information with respect to expenditures related to the Permittee’s Initial System Construction Work as the Port Authority may require which shall be given on such forms, if any, as may be adopted by the Port Authority.

 

Section 9. Governmental Requirements

 

(a) The Permittee shall procure from all Governmental Authorities having jurisdiction over the operations of the Permittee all licenses, certificates, permits or other authorization which may be necessary for the conduct of its operations. The Port Authority shall use commercially reasonable efforts to assist the Permittee in fulfilling such obligation and shall cooperate with the Permittee in obtaining all approvals that may be required to be obtained by the Permittee from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate and maintain the System at the Airports.

 

(b) The Permittee shall pay all taxes, license, certification, permit and examination fees and excises which may be assessed, levied, exacted or imposed by a Governmental Authority on its property, or operation hereunder or on the gross receipts or income therefrom, and shall make all applications, reports and returns required in connection therewith. If any bond or other undertaking shall be required by any Governmental Authority in connection with the operation of the System, the Permittee shall furnish the same and pay all other expenses in connection therewith. The Port Authority shall not itself impose on the Permittee any taxes or license, certification, permit, or examination fees or charges.

 

(c) The Permittee shall promptly observe, comply with and execute, at its sole cost and expense, the provisions of any

 

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Laws which may pertain or apply to the installation, operation and maintenance of the System or which would be applicable if the Port Authority were a private corporation (including, without limitation, any Laws relating to electromagnetic radiation) and, subject to the provisions of this Agreement, shall make any and all non-structural improvements, alterations or repairs that may be required at any time hereinafter by any such Laws. Subject to the provisions of Section 12, any structural repairs or replacements shall be made or done by the Port Authority at its expense, provided however, that if such structural repairs would not be necessary except for the installation of the System, such structural repairs shall be made at the expense of the Permittee, the cost thereof to be determined on statements rendered by the Port Authority to the Permittee and the sum so determined to be paid to the Port Authority by the Permittee.

 

(d) If any Laws which relate to the physical health or safety of persons, including, without limitation, any Laws relating to electromagnetic radiation (which the Permittee acknowledges in all instances relate to the physical health or safety of persons), shall be enacted, made, given or promulgated, causing or requiring alterations or changes (i) in the System, or limitations on the use thereof, or (ii) in any Port Authority Facility, when the necessity therefor shall be due to an act, omission or violation on the part of the Permittee or any Carrier User, then, in any such event, after consulting with and obtaining the consent of the Port Authority, the Permittee shall expeditiously perform the work or take any action necessary to effect such alterations, changes or limitations, at the cost and expense of the Permittee.

 

(e) The obligation of the Permittee to comply with governmental requirements is not to be construed as a submission by the Port Authority to the application to itself of such requirements or any of them.

 

Section 10. Prohibited Acts

 

The Permittee shall not: (i) do or permit to be done anything which, in the opinion of the Port Authority, acting in a non-arbitrary and non-capricious manner, may be or become dangerous or injurious to any portion of any Port Authority Facility, or to the traveling public or any other persons, or may

 

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interfere with the operations of any persons lawfully using any portion of any Port Authority Facility or any other property of the Port Authority; (ii) do or permit to be done any act or thing at any Port Authority Facility which will invalidate or conflict with any insurance policies covering such Port Authority Facility or any part thereof or which, in the non-arbitrary and non- capricious opinion of the Port Authority; may constitute an extra-hazardous condition, so as to increase the risks normally attendant upon the operations contemplated by Section 2 hereof and the Permittee shall promptly observe, comply with and execute at its sole cost and expense the provisions of, any and all present and future rules and regulations, requirements, orders and directions of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, the New York Fire Insurance Exchange, the National Board of Fire Underwriters, the Fire Insurance Rating Organization of New Jersey and any other board or organization exercising or which may exercise similar functions, which may pertain or apply to the operations of the Permittee at any Port Authority Facility including without limitation, and subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, the making of any and all improvements, alterations or repairs at such Port Authority Facility that may be required at any time hereafter by any such present or future rule, regulation, requirement, order or direction, and if by reason of any failure on the part of the Permittee to comply with the provisions of this Section, any insurance rate at any Port Authority Facility, shall at any time be higher than it otherwise would be, then the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority on demand that part of all insurance premiums paid by the Port Authority which shall have been charged because of such violation or failure by the Permittee; (iii) use the System in any manner which will, in the non-arbitrary and non-capricious opinion of the Port Authority, endanger, hamper or be harmful to the operation of any Port Authority Facility, including any operation of the signals, communication facilities and other appurtenant equipment of the Port Authority. Upon notice to the Permittee by the Port Authority that any of its operations interferes with the operations of any Port Authority Facility, the Permittee shall forthwith cease such operations or otherwise cure such interference.

 

Section 11. Maintenance and Repair

 

(a) Without limiting or affecting any other term or

 

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provision of this Agreement, the Permittee shall be solely responsible for the design, adequacy and operation of all utility, mechanical, electrical, communications and other systems comprising the System and shall do all preventive maintenance and make all repairs, replacements, rebuilding (ordinary or extraordinary, structural or non-structural) and painting necessary to keep such systems and all other improvements, additions, fixtures, finishes, decorations and equipment made or installed by the Permittee (whether the same involves structural or non-structural work) in the condition they were in when made or installed except for reasonable wear which does not adversely affect the functioning of the System or the efficient or proper utilization of any part of any Port Authority Facility, provided however that any such maintenance, repairs, replacements, rebuilding, or painting necessitated by a casualty shall be governed solely by the provisions of Section 12 of this Agreement.

 

(b) As between the Permittee and the Port Authority, responsibility for the clean-up, removal and disposal, response or remediation of any Hazardous Substances discovered by the Permittee at a Port Authority Facility during the course of performing its maintenance and repair obligations pursuant to this Section subsequent to the completion of the Initial System Construction Work shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (e) of Section 7 of this Agreement. The Permittee shall promptly comply with the provisions of subparagraph (e) (ii) of said Section 7 in the event that during the performance of its maintenance and repair obligations at a Port Authority Facility pursuant to this Section it discovers or has reason to suspect the presence of any Hazardous Substance.

 

(c) The Permittee shall be liable for the cost of repairing, replacing, rebuilding, and painting all or any part of any Port Authority Facility, including but not limited to Port Authority property located at such Port Authority Facility, which may be damaged or destroyed by the acts or omissions of the Permittee, any Carrier User or the officers, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, or invitees of the Permittee or any Carrier User. The Permittee shall expeditiously effectuate any such repairs to the property of the Port Authority the Permittee is required to undertake hereunder, at the direction of the Port Authority and in accordance with all the requirements and

 

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procedures of this Agreement.

 

(d) The Permittee shall have a right of access to and through each Port Authority Facility where any portion of the System is installed, subject to whatever limitations may be imposed upon the Port Authority in any lease, permit or other agreement entered into with any lessee, permittee or other occupant at such Port Authority Facility, for the purpose of inspecting, repairing and maintaining the Permittee’s cables, wires, connections and equipment, provided however that, except in cases of emergency, such inspecting, repairing and maintaining shall be performed by the Permittee and its agents or employees only under the supervision or with the consent of a duly authorized representative of the Port Authority and any other affected lessee, permittee or other occupant unless otherwise approved by the Port Authority and any such affected lessee, permittee or other occupant and only at such times and in such manner as will not unreasonably interfere with the operation of the Port Authority Facility. Where consistent with the regular operating schedules of Port Authority Facilities in which the System is installed, the Permittee may have access to such Port Authority Facilities on a twenty-four (24) -hour per day, three hundred sixty-five (365)-day per year basis. Such inspection, repair and maintenance work performed by the Permittee shall be at all times subject to the rules and regulations of the Port Authority including those governing access to and security measures at such Port Authority Facility. The Permittee shall give the Manager of the Port Authority Facility at least three (3) days’ advance notice of its intention to perform any inspection, maintenance, or repair work, except in cases of emergency. Such notice shall be given to the Manager of the Port Authority Facility in the manner reasonably specified from time-to-time by such Facility Manager. In the exercise of its rights of access to a Port Authority Facility at which tolls are charged, the Permittee shall not be required to pay tolls at such Port Authority Facility.

 

(e) To the extent consistent with its other priorities, the Port Authority will respond in a commercially reasonable manner to reasonable requests made by the Permittee for assistance in performing the Permittee’s maintenance and repair obligations. Such requests shall be made in writing to the Manager of the Facility.

 

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Section 12. Casualty

 

(a) In the event that, as a result of any casualty, the System or any other part of any one or more Port Authority Facilities is damaged so as to render the System inoperable at such Port Authority Facility or Facilities, then the Port Authority shall advise the Permittee within twenty (20) days after the occurrence of such casualty of the anticipated time necessary to complete the repairs and rebuilding of the Port Authority Facility in question, and:

 

(i) if the Port Authority, acting in good faith, finds that the necessary repairs or rebuilding can be completed within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of the damage, the Port Authority shall repair or rebuild with due diligence to a condition substantially equivalent to the condition existing immediately prior to the fire or other casualty, and subject to the provisions of paragraph (e) of this Section 12, the Minimum Fee payable under this Agreement shall be equitably abated only for the period from the occurrence of the damage to the earlier of: (i) ten (10) days after the date of completion of the repairs or rebuilding, or (ii) the resumption of System Operations by the Permittee in the Port Authority Facility in question, or the damaged portion thereof, as the case may be;

 

(ii) if the Port Authority, acting in good faith, finds that such repairs and rebuilding cannot be completed within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of the damage, then the Port Authority shall at its option: (1) proceed with due diligence to repair or to rebuild the Port Authority Facility in question to a condition substantially equivalent to the condition existing immediately prior to the fire or other casualty, in which case the Minimum Fee payable under this Agreement shall be equitably abated only for the period from the occurrence of the damage to the earlier of (x) ten (10) days after the completion of the repairs or rebuilding or (y) the resumption of System Operations by the Permittee in the Port Authority Facility in question, or the damaged portion thereof,

 

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as the case may be or (2) terminate this Agreement only with respect to the Port Authority Facility in question, with the same force and effect as if the effective date of termination were the original expiration date provided in this Agreement, except as provided in paragraph (c), below.

 

(b) In the event a Port Authority Facility is damaged by fire or other casualty under the circumstances described under subparagraph (a) (ii), above, and provided the Port Authority has not elected to terminate this Agreement with respect to such Port Authority Facility as provided in clause (2) of subparagraph (a) (ii), above, then the Permittee shall have the right to terminate with the same force and effect as if the effective date of termination were the original expiration date set forth in this Agreement with respect to the Port Authority Facility in question, provided that within ten (10) days after receipt of the Port Authority’s statement of the anticipated repair and rebuilding completion date, the Permittee shall give to the Port Authority a notice of termination to be effective ten (10) days after the date of the giving of such notice, provided further however, that the Permittee shall not be entitled to terminate this Agreement with respect to such Port Authority Facility, or Facilities as are affected by the casualty if the Permittee is under notice of default from the Port Authority as to which any applicable period to cure has passed, or under notice of termination from the Port Authority either on the date of the giving of its notice of termination pursuant to this Section to the Port Authority or on the effective date thereof.

 

(c) In the event of termination pursuant to this Section with respect to one or more, but less than all, Port Authority Facilities in which the Permittee operates the System, this Agreement shall be terminated only with respect to such Port Authority Facilities and the Minimum Fee payable under this Agreement shall be equitably abated. After any such termination, if the Port Authority has made a formal determination to repair or replace such Port Authority Facility within two (2) years following the occurrence of the casualty, the Permittee’s rights to operate the System in such Port Authority Facility shall be reinstated as if the termination of this Agreement with respect to such Port Authority Facility had not occurred, provided that the Permittee shall advise the Port Authority in writing of its

 

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desire to have its rights to operate the System in such Port Authority Facility reinstated within sixty (60) days after receipt of notice from the Port Authority that the Port Authority has made such formal determination to repair or replace such Port Authority Facility. If the Permittee does not so notify the Port Authority of its desire to have its rights reinstated, then, the Port Authority shall be free to implement any kind of telecommunications network access system it may desire at such Port Authority Facilities either by itself or through an agreement with one or more contractors or permittees. Except as provided above in this paragraph (c) with respect to one or more but less than all Port Authority Facilities, in the event of termination with respect to all Port Authority Facilities in which the Permittee operates the System, this Agreement shall cease and expire as if the effective date of termination stated in the notice were the date originally stated herein for the expiration of this Agreement, and the Port Authority shall be free to implement any kind of telecommunications network access system it may desire. Termination of this Agreement in whole or in part shall not relieve the Permittee of any obligations or liabilities which shall have accrued on or before the effective date of termination stated in the notice of termination, or which shall mature on such date.

 

(d) The parties hereby stipulate that as to any Port Authority Facility located in the State of New Jersey (or the portion of any bi-state Port Authority Facility located in the State of New Jersey) neither the provisions of Titles 46:8-6 and 46:8-7 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey nor those of any other similar statute shall extend or apply to this Agreement, and as to any Port Authority Facility located in the State of New York (or the portion of any bi-state Port Authority Facility located in the State of New York) neither the provisions of Section 227 of the Real Property Law of New York, nor those of any other similar statute shall extend or apply to this Agreement.

 

(e) In the event the damage to the Port Authority Facility resulting from a casualty caused by the fault of the Permittee, any Carrier User or the officers, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, or invitees of the Permittee or any Carrier User or other persons doing business with the Permittee or any Carrier User, then, notwithstanding the provisions of

 

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paragraph (a), above, the Permittee shall not be entitled to an abatement of the Minimum Fee payable under this Agreement.

 

Section 13. Indemnity

 

(a) The Permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents, representatives and employees from all claims and demands of third persons, including but not limited to those due to death or personal injuries or for property damage arising: (i) out of any default of the Permittee in performing or observing any term or provision of this Agreement, (ii) out of the use of any Port Authority Facility by the Permittee or by others with its consent, (iii) out of any of the acts or omissions of the Permittee, any Carrier User or Paging Carrier User or the officers, employees, agents, representatives or contractors of the Permittee or any Carrier User or Pager Carrier User other than the officers, employees, agents, representatives, and contractors of the Port Authority, unless such employees, agents, representatives or contractors of the Port Authority are engaged in the performance of an act or obligation which the Permittee has agreed to pay for, or (iv) out of the installation, maintenance, operation, repair, existence or removal of any part of the System. Nothing herein set forth is intended to require the Permittee to indemnify the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents, contractors, representatives and employees from any claims or demands of third persons arising out of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents, contractors, representatives and employees.

 

(b) If so directed, the Permittee shall at its own expense defend any suit based upon any such claim or demand (even if such suit, claim or demand is groundless, false or fraudulent), and in handling such it shall not, without obtaining express advance permission from the General Counsel of the Port Authority raise any defense involving in any way the jurisdiction of the tribunal over the person of the Port Authority, the immunity of the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents or employees, the governmental nature of the Port Authority or the provision of any statuses respecting suits against the Port Authority. The Permittee shall not be liable for any fees and expenses of separate counsel representing the

 

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Port Authority, other than the reasonable costs of investigation. The Permittee shall not be liable for any settlement of any action, proceeding or suit, which settlement is effected by the Port Authority without the prior written consent of the Permittee, which shall not be unreasonably withheld. If the Permittee shall not grant its consent as provided above, such action, proceeding or suit shall thereafter be defended by the Permittee at its sole cost and expense, subject to the limitations set forth above in this paragraph (b).

 

Section 14. Consequential Damages

 

Neither the Port Authority nor the Permittee shall in any event be liable to the other party hereto for consequential damages suffered by (i) the Permittee or any Carrier User or the officers, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, or invitees of the Permittee or any Carrier User or other persons doing business with the Permittee or any Carrier User, or (ii) the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents or employees, on account of the interruption of the Permittee’s services or the services of any Carrier User from any cause whatsoever.

 

Section 15. Port Authority’s Right of Relocation

 

(a) The Port Authority shall have the right to require the Permittee to relocate all or any portion of the System installed at any one or more of the Port Authority Facilities in the event (i) any portion of the System constructed by the Permittee shall obstruct the access of the Port Authority, its officers, employees, agents, representatives or contractors, to portions of the Port Authority Facility in question or shall substantially interfere with the conduct by the Port Authority of the regular operations of the said Port Authority Facility or (ii) the Port Authority, and/or any lessee, permittee or other occupant at any Port Authority Facility, shall determine that demolition, reconstruction, rebuilding, enlargement or addition to any Port Authority Facility shall be required or shall be desirable in its or their own interest or in the interest of the general public.

 

(b) In the exercise of its right under paragraph (a),

 

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above, the Port Authority shall:

 

(i) deliver to the Permittee a detailed plan for the relocation work the Port Authority proposes to require the Permittee to perform (including, but not limited to specifying an alternative location for the portion, or all, of the System to be relocated) not later than sixty (60) days prior to the date on which the Port Authority requires the Permittee to commence such relocation work (or, with respect to any such relocation work that is required to prevent imminent injury to any person, loss of life, or damage to property having a significant monetary value, such shorter period that is reasonable under the circumstances then existing) or, with respect to work to be performed of a minor, non-structural nature, not later than thirty (30) days prior to the required relocation work commencement date);

 

(ii) consult with the Permittee during the applicable period with respect to any changes or modifications proposed by the Permittee to improve the technological feasibility of the relocation and the suitability of the proposed alternative location, and during the aforesaid period, permit the Permittee to conduct any reasonably required tests in order to determine the most efficient technologically feasible means of performing such relocation, any such tests to be conducted by the Permittee so as to minimize interference with the regular operations of the Port Authority Facility in question; and

 

(iii) permit the Permittee to remove any affected portions of the System in the event the Port Authority intends to perform demolition work.

 

(c) The relocation work shall be commenced by the Permittee not later than the expiration of the aforesaid sixty (60)-day period, as the same may be extended as provided above in subparagraph (b) (ii), and shall be performed expeditiously by the Permittee and its agents and Port Authority-approved contractors (i) at the sole cost and expense of the Port Authority, (ii) in accordance with a Tenant Alteration Application and plans and

 

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specifications prepared or approved by the Port Authority covering all phases of the relocation work and (iii) using Prudent Engineering and Operating Practices so as not to cause any permanent physical damage to, or unreasonable disruption or interference with the regular operations of, the Port Authority Facility in question.

 

(d) In the event the Port Authority exercises its right of relocation under this Section at any Port Authority Facility, the Minimum Fee payable by the Permittee under this Agreement shall be equitably abated based on the pro rata portion of System Operations conducted at such Port Authority Facility only for the period of any cessation of System Operations attributable solely to the performance of the relocation work.

 

(e) The provisions of subparagraph (b) (iii) of Section 7 of this Agreement shall be applicable with respect to the Permittee’s performance of any relocation work and in performing any such relation work, the Permittee shall be required to comply with all requirements and obligations set forth in said subparagraph (b) (iii).

 

(f) The sixty (60)-day period and the thirty (30)- day period referred to above in subparagraph (b) (i) may be extended by an additional thirty (30) days upon the request of the Permittee and upon a reasonable showing of need therefor.

 

Section 16. In-Kind Services

 

(a) During the Term, the Permittee shall furnish to the Port Authority equipment and services (the “In-Kind Services”) valued at Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($500,000.00) (the “In-Kind Services Budgeted Amount”) to the extent the same are requested in writing by the Port Authority. The In-Kind Services shall consist either of equipment which is of a kind utilized in connection with the System or services which are furnished through use of the System and shall be subject to any limitations, conditions or restrictions imposed by any Laws. The cost of the In-Kind Services to be applied to the In-Kind Services Budgeted Amount shall be based on the actual out-of-pocket costs payable by the Permittee to unaffiliated third parties on an incremental cost basis but may include amounts representing the Permittee’s internal overhead costs not

 

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exceeding ten percent (10%) of the amount of the Permittee’s actual out-of-pocket costs.

 

(b) The Permittee shall submit to the Port Authority on a quarterly basis, or more often if requested by the Port Authority in writing, a written report stating the cost of In-Kind Services expended to date in accordance with paragraph (a), above, setting forth in reasonable detail amounts actually paid to independent contractors and amounts properly allocated to In-Kind Services in accordance with such categories as may be established by the Port Authority from time-to-time by notice to the Permittee and having attached thereto reproduction copies of invoices of third parties and evidence of payment of said invoices.

 

Section 17. Limitation on Service by Others

 

Except as and to the extent the Port Authority has otherwise agreed, prior to June 30, 1998, with any lessee, permittee or other occupant at any Port Authority Facility, the Port Authority shall not permit the installation of any equipment which permits the transmission or reception, in the portions of any Port Authority Facility where any portion of the System is or may be installed pursuant to this Agreement, of voice, data or video by members of the public (but excluding therefrom any transmission or reception of voice, data or video among employees, contractors and agents of a lessee or permittee of the Port Authority) having customer relationships with any provider of Commercial Mobile Service, Personal Wireless Service, Local Multipoint Distribution Service or any Satellite-based Communications Service. The limitation contained in the foregoing sentence shall only be applicable in instances in which the final delivery to the end user at a Port Authority Facility is made on a wireless basis. The only radio spectra to which this limitation shall be applicable are those: (i) identified in Exhibit C or (ii) now or hereafter allocated or assigned under Federal Law to a Commercial Mobile Service, Personal Wireless Radio Service, Local Multipoint Distribution Service, or Satellite-based Communications Service. In no event shall the Permittee be afforded any rights to any rooftop areas, facilities, structures or installations at the World Trade Center and elsewhere at the World Trade Center, except (i) such point-to-point microwave transmitters, receivers and other equipment

 

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installed by the Permittee that are necessary for, and used only in connection with the System and (ii) at the shopping concourse and PATH Station levels.

 

Section 18. Condemnation

 

(a) In any action or proceeding instituted by any governmental or other authorized agency or agencies for the taking for a public use of any interest, temporary or permanent, in all or any part of any Port Authority Facility in which a portion of the System is located, or in case of any deed, lease or other conveyance in lieu thereof (all of which are in this Section referred to as a “Taking or Conveyance”) the Permittee shall not be entitled to assert any claim to any compensation, award or part thereof made or to be made therein or therefor or any claim to any consideration paid therefor, or to institute any action or proceeding or to assert any claim against such agency or agencies or against the Port Authority for or on account of any such Taking or Conveyance, except for the possible claim to an award for trade fixtures constituting a portion of the System owned and installed by the Permittee and/or an award for moving expenses if (i) such claim is then allowed by law and (ii) such award is made separate and apart from the award made or to be made to the Port Authority in such proceeding and any such award to the Permittee will not directly or indirectly reduce the amount of any compensation payable to the Port Authority, it being understood and agreed between the Port Authority and the Permittee that the Port Authority shall be entitled to any and all other compensation or award made or to be made or paid, free of any claim or right of the Permittee. No taking by or delivery to any Governmental Authority under this paragraph (a) shall be or be construed to be an eviction of the Permittee or be the basis for any claim by the Permittee for damages, consequential or otherwise.

 

(b) In the event of a Taking or Conveyance by any governmental or other authorized agency or agencies which renders the System unusable at the Port Authority Facility where the Talking or Conveyance has occurred, then this Agreement as of the date possession is taken from the Port Authority by such agency or agencies, cease and terminate with respect to such Port Authority Facility in the same manner and with the same effect as if the Term had on that date expired and the Minimum Fees under

 

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this Agreement shall be equitably abated, unless the Permittee shall within thirty (30) days of the aforesaid effective date of such Taking or Conveyance notify the Port Authority that it intends to restore the System at the portion of such Port Authority Facility not subject to a taking or conveyance in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 38 below and thereafter promptly commences and pursues to completion the installation of all equipment necessary. There shall be no adjustment of the fee payable under this Agreement in the event the Permittee elects to so restore the System.

 

(c) It is understood and agreed that the reference in this Section to a “governmental or other authorized agency or agencies” shall not be deemed to include or refer to the Port Authority.

 

Section 19. Assignment and Sublease

 

(a) During the Term, the Permittee covenants and agrees that it will not sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, hypothecate, encumber, or in any way convey or dispose of the System, or this Agreement or any part thereof, or any rights created thereby, or any part thereof, or any license or other interest of the Permittee therein, except as provided in subparagraph (a) (v) of Section 20 and in Section 25, without the prior written consent of the Port Authority.

 

(b) The Permittee may, in the course of its business and the conduct of its operations hereunder permit the use of portions of the System by Carrier Users. All Carrier Users shall use the System for the purpose set forth in Section 2 of this Agreement and its Carrier User Agreement. Whether or not expressly set forth therein, all Carrier User Agreements shall in all respects be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

 

(c) Without in any way affecting the obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement, all acts and omissions of the Carrier Users and Paging Carrier Users shall be deemed acts and omissions of the Permittee hereunder, but notwithstanding the foregoing, the Permittee shall not be or be deemed to be in default to the extent that any of the foregoing shall constitute a breach hereof if the causes thereof are beyond the control of

 

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the Permittee, or if the Permittee shall have commenced to remedy said default within twenty (20) days after receipt of notice thereof from the Port Authority and continues diligently to pursue such remedy without interruption.

 

(d) Except in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the Permittee shall not sublet or otherwise make available to any third party any of its rights under this Agreement.

 

Section 20. Termination

 

(a) If any one or more of the following events shall occur:

 

(i) The Permittee shall become insolvent, or shall take the benefit of any present or future insolvency statute, or shall make a general assignment for the benefit of creditors, or file a voluntary petition in bankruptcy or a petition or answer seeking an arrangement or its reorganization or the readjustment of its indebtedness under the federal bankruptcy laws or under any other law or statute of the United States or of any State thereof, or consent to the appointment of a receiver, trustee, or liquidator of all or substantially all its property; or

 

(ii) By order or decree of a court the Permittee shall be adjudged bankrupt or an order shall be made approving a petition filed by any of the creditors or, if the Permittee is a corporation, by any of the stockholders of the Permittee, seeking its reorganization or the readjustment of its indebtedness under the federal bankruptcy laws or under any law or statute of the United States or of any State thereof; or

 

(iii) A petition under any part of the Federal bankruptcy laws or an action under any present or future insolvency law or statute shall be filed against the Permittee and shall not be dismissed or vacated within sixty (60) days after the filing thereof; or

 

(iv) Except to the extent permitted under Section 19 of this Agreement, the interest or estate of the Permittee under this Agreement shall be transferred to, pass to, or

 

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devolve upon, by operation of law or otherwise, any other person, firm or corporation; or

 

(v) The Permittee, if a corporation, shall, without the prior consent of the Port Authority become a possessor or merged corporation in a merger, a constituent corporation in a consolidation, or a corporation in dissolution unless the corporation resulting from a merger or dissolution has a financial standing as of the date of the merger or consolidation at least as good as that of the Permittee, by which is meant that its ratio of current assets to current liabilities, its ratio of fixed assets to fixed liabilities and its tangible net worth shall each be at least as favorable as that of the Permittee, or

 

(vi) By or pursuant to, or under authority of any legislative act, resolution or rule, or any order or decree of any court or government board, agency or officer, a receiver, trustee, or liquidator shall take possession or control of all or substantially all the property of the Permittee, or any execution or attachment shall be issued against the Permittee or any of its property, whereupon possession of any part of the System shall be taken by someone other than the Permittee, and any such possession or control shall continue in effect for a period of at least thirty (30) days; or

 

(vii) Any lien is filed against the System or any part thereof because of any act or omission of the Permittee and is not bonded or discharged within thirty (30) days; or

 

(viii) The Permittee shall fail, duly and punctually to pay the fees or to make any other payment required hereunder when due to the Port Authority and such failure continues for a period of ten (10) days after the Permittee’s actual receipt of a notice of default thereof from the Port Authority; or

 

(ix) The Permittee shall fail to keep, perform and observe each and every other promise, covenant and agreement set forth in this Agreement on its part to be kept, performed, or observed, which failure has a material adverse, effect on the System or the ability of the Port Authority to

 

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operate the Port Authority Facilities and is not cured by the Permittee within thirty (30) days after actual receipt of notice of default thereof from the Port Authority (except where fulfillment of its obligation requires activity over a period of time, and the Permittee shall have commenced to perform whatever may be required for fulfillment within ten (10) days after receipt of notice and diligently continues such performance without interruption except for causes beyond its control);

 

then upon the occurrence of any such event or at any time thereafter during the continuance thereof, the Port Authority may by twenty (20) days’ notice terminate this Agreement, such, termination under this Section to be effective upon the date specified in such notice.

 

(b) No acceptance by the Port Authority of fees or other payments in whole or in part for any period or periods after a default in any of the terms, covenants and conditions to be performed, kept or observed by the Permittee shall be deemed a waiver of any right on the part of the Port Authority to terminate this Agreement.

 

(c) No waiver by the Port Authority of any default on the part of the Permittee in performance of any of the terms, covenants or conditions hereof to be performed, kept or observed by the Permittee shall be or be construed to be a waiver by the Port Authority of any other or subsequent default in performance of any of the said terms, covenants and conditions.

 

(d) The rights of termination described above shall be in addition to any other rights of termination provided in this Agreement and in addition to any rights and remedies that the Port Authority would have at law or in equity consequent upon any breach of this Agreement by the Permittee, and the exercise by the Port Authority of any right of termination shall be without prejudice to any other such rights and remedies.

 

Section 21. Right of Use Upon Termination

 

(a) Subject to Section 25, in the event the Port Authority terminates this Agreement pursuant to Section 20 hereof during either the Initial Term or the Renewal Term, the Port

 

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Authority shall, at no cost or expense to the Port Authority, either: (1) direct the Permittee to remove the System or the portions thereof designated by, the Port Authority, or (2) operate the System or any portion or portions thereof as are not so removed free and clear of any claim of ownership by the Permittee including all the Permittee’s rights to all Carrier Agreements, System software licenses, equipment warranties and service contracts.

 

(b) (i) The rights of the Port Authority under paragraph (a), above, to use the System shall not in any manner affect, alter or diminish any of the obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement, and shall in no event constitute an acceptance of surrender of this Agreement.

 

(ii) The rights of the Port Authority under paragraph (a), above, to use the System shall include the right of the Port Authority to use and\or operate the System or any portion thereof and the right to continue in effect the terms and provisions of the Carrier Agreements or to enter into a new agreement with any Person to use and\or operate the System or any portion thereof for a period of time the same as or different from the balance of the Term (including the Renewal Term) remaining under this Agreement, and on terms and conditions the same as or different from those set forth in this Agreement. The Port Authority shall also, upon termination pursuant to the said Section 20, or otherwise upon the exercise of its rights pursuant to this Section, have the right to repair or to make physical or other changes in the System, including changes which alter its wireless telecommunications and other electronic characteristics, without affecting, altering or diminishing the obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement.

 

Section 22. Waiver of Redemption

 

The Permittee hereby waives any and all rights of redemption, granted by or under any present or future law, arising in the event the Port Authority obtains or retains possession of the System in any lawful manner.

 

Section 23. Remedies to be Non-exclusive

 

All remedies provided in this Agreement shall be deemed

 

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cumulative and additional and not in lieu of or exclusive of each other or of any other remedy available to the Port Authority at law or in equity.

 

Section 24. Surrender

 

(a) Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, the Permittee covenants and agrees to yield and deliver the System peaceably to the Port Authority free and clear of any claim of ownership by the Permittee, including the rights to all Carrier Agreements, System software licenses, equipment warranties and service contracts, without any further act or deed by the Permittee. The Permittee shall promptly execute and deliver assignments, bills of sale and all other documents necessary or convenient in order to evidence the rights of the Port Authority therein, including title to all System software licenses, equipment warranties and service contracts. Such right to use the System shall not in any manner affect, alter or diminish any of the obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement. Upon the expiration or termination of this Agreement, the Permittee shall deliver the System to the Port Authority promptly and in good condition, such reasonable wear excepted as would not adversely affect or interfere with its proper operation under this Agreement.

 

(b) The Permittee shall have the right at any time during the Term to remove a portion or portions of the System consisting of its equipment or other personal property from the Port Authority Facility where the same has been installed provided that the Permittee shall install suitable replacements therefor as is necessary for System Operations. Furthermore, except as may otherwise be provided in Section 6(b), upon the expiration or sooner termination of this Agreement the Permittee shall promptly remove the System, if so directed by the Port Authority, and title thereto shall thereupon vest in the Permittee, including the rights to all System software licenses, equipment warranties and service contracts, without any further act or deed by the Permittee. The Port Authority shall promptly execute and deliver bills of sale and all other documents necessary or convenient in order to evidence any such transfer of title to the Permittee.

 

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(c) If the Permittee shall fail to remove the System within 60 days after receiving written direction to do so from the Port Authority pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the Port Authority may remove the System or a portion or portions thereof to a public warehouse for deposit or retain the same in its own possession, and, in either event, may dispose of the same as waste material or sell the same at public auction, the proceeds of which shall be applied first to the expenses of removal, storage and sale, second to any sums owed by the Permittee to the Port Authority, with any balance remaining to be paid to the Permittee; if the expenses of such removal, storage and sale shall exceed the proceeds of sale, the Permittee shall pay such excess to the Port Authority on demand. Without limiting any other term or provision of this Agreement, the Permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Port Authority, its Commissioners, officers, agents, employees and contractors from all claims of third persons arising out of the Port Authority’s removal and disposition of property pursuant to this Section, including claims for conversion, claims for loss of or damage to property, claims for injury to persons (including death), and claims for any other damages, consequential or otherwise.

 

Section 25. Project Financing

 

For purposes of this Section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

“Default Available Cash” shall mean, during any period commencing on the date on which the Project Lender gives a Project Lender Election Notice to the Port Authority and ending on the date on which all past due fees payable to the Port Authority shall have been paid in full, all Gross Receipts received or controlled by the Project Lender in lieu of their receipt by the Permittee with respect to the System or this Agreement, less the costs of operating the System and maintaining the System in good operating condition.

 

“Interim System Operator” shall mean any Person selected by the Project Lender and engaged under binding contract with the Project Lender to operate and maintain the System at the cost and expense of the Project Lender as provided in this Agreement,

 

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provided, however, any Interim System Operator shall be subject to the prior written approval of the Port Authority, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. In determining whether to issue such approval, the Port Authority shall only consider whether such Person has sufficient experience in operating and maintaining equipment similar to that utilized in the System on a basis consistent with the standards set forth in this Agreement, whether the scope of work of the engagement, including sufficiency of staffing levels, is reasonably appropriate and whether such Person has a reputation for honesty and integrity.

 

“Loan Agreement” shall mean a single agreement between the Permittee and the Project Lender for the borrowing of funds by the Permittee from the Project Lender for the purposes of financing the installation and operation of the System, the terms of which shall be on a commercially reasonable basis.

 

“Loan Amount” shall mean an amount not in excess of Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($17,500,000.00) unless otherwise consented to by the Port Authority.

 

“Project Lender” shall mean any Person consisting of one or more of the following:

 

(i) Concourse Communications Group, LLC, a limited liability company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware, which, on or prior to the date of the execution and delivery of this Agreement, loans to or invests in the Permittee an amount not greater than the Loan Amount at an interest rate not in excess of Twelve Percent (12%) annually; or

 

(ii) SpectraSite Communications, Inc.; or

 

(iii) Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce; or

 

(iv) any other Person consented to in advance by the Port Authority, including any Replacement Project Lender.

 

The Project Lender shall include with respect to any Person described above in clauses (ii), (iii) or (iv), (x) any purchaser of all or substantially all its assets or (y) any successor by merger or consolidation to such Person provided that such successor succeeds to all or substantially all of the assets of such Person.

 

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“Qualified System Operator’’ shall mean any Person selected by the Project Lender to be an assignee of the Permittee under this Agreement, provided, however, any Qualified System Operator shall be subject to the prior written approval of the Port Authority, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. In determining whether to issue such approval, the Port Authority shall only consider whether such Person has: (i) sufficient experience in operating and maintaining equipment similar to that utilized in the System on a basis consistent with the standards set forth in this Agreement, (ii) a reputation for honesty and integrity and (iii) the financial capability to operate and maintain the System on a basis consistent with the standards set forth in this Agreement, with such Person being deemed to have such requisite financial capability if such Person has or is projected to have sufficient capital (or access to capital), whether by virtue of cash on hand, sponsor support commitments, projected revenues, any combination thereof, or otherwise, to meet all of such Person’s operations and maintenance expenses and obligations to make fee and other payments to the Port Authority in respect of the System for the one (1) year period following the date on which such Person would become a Qualified System Operator.

 

(a) (i) (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 19 hereof, and without otherwise limiting the generality thereof, the Permittee may assign to a single Project Lender all of its right, title and interest in, to and under this Agreement pursuant to an assignment (the “Security Assignment”) as security for the Permittee’s obligations to the Project Lender under the Loan Agreement. Concourse Communications Group, LLC may assign to SpectraSite Communications, Inc. all of its right, title and interest in, to and under this Agreement as security for its obligations to Spectrasite Communications, Inc. The Loan Agreement shall be subject to the prior written consent of the Port Authority and shall not be assigned without the prior written consent of the Port Authority. The amount borrowed under the Loan Agreement shall not exceed the Loan Amount.

 

(2) The parties acknowledge and agree that it is the intent of the provisions of this Section and the Security Assignment to allow the Project Lender, subject to the terms and provisions of this Agreement, to effectuate, pursuant to a future assignment (the “Future Assignment”), the assignment of the

 

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Permittee’s interest under this Agreement in accordance with the Security Assignment and pursuant to the terms thereof and of this Agreement.

 

(3) The parties acknowledge and agree that it is the intent of the provisions of the Security Assignment and this Section to assure that this Agreement and the rights of the Permittee and its successors and assigns hereunder shall not be deemed terminated in the event that the Permittee shall cease to be entitled to use the System hereunder. Thereafter, at the election of the Project Lender in accordance with this Agreement, a successor or assignee of the Permittee shall be appointed for whose benefit this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. The Port Authority agrees for the benefit of the Project Lender and any such successor or assignee of the Permittee’s rights under this Agreement to enter into any document, instrument or other agreement as may be necessary or appropriate to evidence the continuation of this Agreement and any modification of the terms of this Agreement that are necessary to implement or reflect the provisions of this Section 25. Such provisions are a material inducement to the Project Lender to assure it that, at its election, the Permittee shall not terminate or cause the termination of this Agreement so as to make impossible the continuation of the rights of the Project Lender under the Security Assignment.

 

(ii) (1) If an assignee (the “Assignee”) under any Future Assignment shall become the Permittee under this Agreement, such Permittee shall be subject to all the provisions of the Security Assignment and shall be bound (except as otherwise specifically set forth in this Agreement) by all of the terms and provisions of this Agreement including the provisions (x) concerning the payment of fees, (y) respecting the rights and obligations of the Assignee set forth in paragraph (j) below to, among other things, cure the defaults of the Permittee, and (z) restricting the right of the Permittee to transfer, sell or assign this Agreement and its rights to operate the System including, without limitation, the provisions of Section 19 and this Section 25.

 

(2) Upon the consummation of any Future Assignment, the Assignee shall execute in favor of the Project

 

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Lender a subsequent security assignment substantially in the form of the Security Assignment entered into. Any security assignment in the form of the Security Assignment initially entered into which is entered into in substitution for the original Security Assignment shall for all purposes of this Agreement be deemed to be the Security Assignment. In no event shall a subsequent Security Assignment be entered into on more than two (2) occasions.

 

(iii) (A) The Project Lender may effectuate any Future Assignment upon the occurrence and during the continuance of an event upon the occurrence of which the Project Lender may effectuate the Security Assignment in accordance with its terms (a “Trigger Event”) by giving to the Permittee and the Port Authority an Assignment Notice (as defined in the Security Assignment) in accordance with the Security Assignment. Upon the occurrence of a Trigger Event and the giving of an Assignment Notice and without further action on the part of the Project Lender, the parties agree that as between the Port Authority and either (x) the Project Lender or (y) a Qualified System Operator, the Permittee shall be deemed irrevocably to have assigned its rights hereunder to the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator, the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator shall be deemed to have assumed the Permittee’s obligations hereunder as set forth in this Section and, except as modified or waived to the extent provided below, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect as between the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator and the Port Authority. Upon the Project Lender’s election pursuant to this subparagraph (iii) (as evidenced by the giving of the Assignment Notice), the Port Authority, in any action seeking enforcement of the termination provisions of this Agreement pursuant to Section 20, shall, instead, seek a judgment compelling the assignment of the Permittee’s rights hereunder to the Project Lender or such Qualified System operator, and any rejection or deemed rejection of this Agreement under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code shall not constitute a termination of this Agreement as between the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator and the Port Authority, and the Permittee shall for all purposes be deemed to have assigned its rights hereunder to the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator without any need of any further instrument of assignment or transfer from the Permittee. At the

 

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option of the Port Authority, or of the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator, the Project Lender and the Port Authority shall confirm such Future Assignment by the execution of a written assignment and assumption agreement and the Port Authority and the Project Lender or such Qualified System Operator shall enter into any document or instrument that may be appropriate to amend, supplement, or otherwise effectuate the continuation of this Agreement and any appropriate modifications of the terms hereof to implement such assignment.

 

(B) Any action that the Project Lender may take under this Section 25 may be taken by the Project Lender or a nominee designated by the Project Lender, provided the Project Lender enters into an agreement with the Port Authority, in form satisfactory to the Port Authority, pursuant to which the Project Lender agrees that during the period of such nominee’s interest in this Agreement it will make available to such nominee sufficient funds as to enable such nominee to comply with all of the obligations to be undertaken by the Project Lender pursuant to the provisions of this Section 25. No designation of a nominee shall afford the Project Lender any greater rights under this Agreement with respect to Interim System Operators or Qualified System Operators than otherwise provided in this Agreement with respect to the Project Lender itself.

 

(iv) (1) In the event of the transfer of the interest of the Permittee under this Agreement under any Future Assignment to any Qualified System Operator pursuant to the exercise of remedies by the Project Lender in accordance with the Security Assignment and this Agreement, provided that any assignment of the character of the Future Assignment shall have previously occurred on not more than two prior occasions, such Qualified System Operator shall have the right to assign as collateral its interest as the Permittee under this Agreement to any “Qualified Institutional Buyer” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933) which lends funds to such Qualified System Operator (any such lender being herein referred to as the “Replacement Project Lender”) as may reasonably be approved by the Port Authority. Such assignment shall be in form and substance substantially equivalent to the Security Assignment. Such Replacement Project Lender shall have substantially the same rights and benefits relating to the exercise of remedies,

 

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including cure periods and notice provisions with respect to defaults, which are afforded to the Project Lender under this Agreement and the Security Assignment.

 

(2) Any such new security assignment referred to in clause (1) above, shall constitute the “Security Assignment” for purposes of this Agreement. If two (2) Security Assignments in addition to the initial Security Assignment under this Agreement (to Concourse Communications Group, LLC, SpectraSite Communications, Inc. and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) shall have occurred, no subsequent Future Assignment or exercise of similar rights under such Security Assignment by the Replacement Project Lender shall entitle any subsequent lender to another Security Assignment.

 

(b) (i) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Security Assignment, it is understood and agreed that as between the Project Lender and the Port Authority, all rights of the Project Lender under the Loan Agreement and the Security Assignment shall be subject and subordinate to the terms, covenants, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. Notwithstanding any provisions of the Loan Agreement and the Security Assignment to the contrary, the Permittee shall be deemed to be the only party under this Agreement other than the Port Authority unless and until termination of the interest of the Permittee pursuant to a Notice of Termination hereunder or the effectuation of a Future Assignment.

 

(ii) (1) The Permittee shall have full and complete control of the operation and use of the System, and, except as set forth in this Agreement, the Security Assignment or as otherwise agreed by the Permittee in writing with the consent of the Port Authority, the Permittee shall have full power and authority to give waivers of, and to consent to variations from, the rights of the Permittee under this Agreement and to negotiate and enter into supplements and amendments to this Agreement, and except as aforesaid, the Port Authority may deal directly with the Permittee in the negotiation and procurement of such waivers, variations, supplements and amendments and in all other matters involving the Permittee under this Agreement or the operation and use of the System, without any consultation with or approval by the Project Lender.

 

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(2) Nothing contained in this Agreement, or the Security Assignment shall require the Port Authority to exercise any remedy or restrict the Port Authority from waiving any default or alleged default of the Permittee under this Agreement or otherwise.

 

(c) The Loan Agreement shall require the Project Lender to send to the Port Authority a copy of each notice of default or termination under the Security Assignment within five (5) business days following the date any such notice of default or termination shall have been sent to the Permittee. The Loan Agreement shall also require the Permittee to send to the Project Lender a copy of each such notice of default or termination given to the Permittee by the Port Authority, within five (5) business days following the date any such notice of default or termination shall have been sent by the Port Authority to the Permittee.

 

(d) (i) Subject to subparagraph (ii) hereof, notwithstanding any other term or provision, hereof or of the Security Assignment, no Person, other than a Qualified System Operator, Project Lender or Replacement Project Lender (provided that the Project Lender or Replacement Project Lender shall be itself qualified as an Interim System Operator or shall have at all times retained an Interim System Operator from and after any Future Assignment) shall be entitled to acquire the interest of the Permittee in this Agreement as the Assignee. The foregoing provision is of the essence of this Agreement and the Security Assignment and it is only upon this basis that the Port Authority has agreed to enter into this Agreement and to consent to the Security Assignment.

 

(ii) Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude either the Port Authority or the Project Lender (provided that the Project Lender shall have at all times qualified as an Interim System Operator or retained an Interim System Operator from and after any failure by the Permittee to perform the operations and maintenance obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement) from bidding for or from becoming, at any foreclosure sale or proceeding similar thereto, the owner of the Permittee’s rights under this Agreement free from any claims, equities or rights of redemption of the Permittee. The Port Authority and the Project Lender shall have the right to bid for

 

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the Permittee’s rights under this Agreement at any sale, public or private, whether held pursuant to a judgment of assignment or otherwise.

 

(e) (i) If the Port Authority shall elect to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 20 of this Agreement, then, at the time of service of a Notice of Termination upon the Permittee, the Port Authority shall give a copy of such Notice of Termination to the Project Lender. The Project Lender shall have the right to extend the effective date of termination specified in any such Notice of Termination, for a period of sixty (60) days or such lesser period as may be specified by the Project Lender (the “Initial Project Lender Extension Period”), provided the Project Lender shall give notice (the “Project Lender Extension Notice”) of such extension to the Port Authority at any time on and after the date of the Notice of Termination but not later than the effective date of termination stated in the Notice of Termination.

 

(ii) The Project Lender shall exercise all reasonably available legal remedies to permit the Project Lender, by itself, provided the Project Lender is itself qualified as an Interim System Operator, or through the retention of an Interim System Operator, during the Initial Project Lender Extension Period referred to above in subparagraph (g) (i) and any Second Project Lender Extension Period referred to below in subparagraph (g)(iii)(1) to keep the System operational and in a state of good repair.

 

(iii) (1) At the end of the sixty (60) day period following receipt by the Port Authority of a Project Lender Extension Notice, this Agreement and the rights of the Permittee hereunder shall be terminated unless within such time the Project Lender shall have given the Port Authority notice (the “Project Lender Election Notice”) of its intention to seek or effectuate a Future Assignment, in which case the Port Authority shall not have the right to terminate this Agreement so long as the Project Lender is in compliance with the terms set forth below. During the Initial Project Lender Extension Period, and any further period (the “Second Project Lender Extension Period”) up to the Future Assignment, the Project Lender, for the purposes of protecting and preserving its security under the

 

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Security Assignment and for meeting the obligations of the Permittee for the operation, care and maintenance of the System to the extent provided below, shall (x) continue to perform its obligations to the Port Authority in accordance with subparagraph (g) (ii) above, and (y) shall perform, provided the Project Lender is itself qualified as an Interim System Operator, or shall appoint an Interim System Operator to perform the operating responsibilities of the Permittee for the operation, care and maintenance of the System to the extent the Permittee shall fail to do so, but only to the extent of Default Available Cash and to the extent that the Project Lender or the Interim System Operator has access to the System.

 

(2) Nothing herein shall be construed to require the Project Lender to take any action that would constitute breach of peace or otherwise be unlawful, and the Project Lender’s obligations hereunder which require access to or possession of the System shall be suspended and relieved to the extent that the Project Lender shall not be lawfully granted the right of access or possession for such purposes.

 

(f) If the Permittee defaults under this Agreement and fails to cure the same within the time allotted therefor, if any, then the Permittee directs that the Port Authority accept and permit, and the Port Authority agrees to accept and permit, the curing of any default under this Agreement by the Project Lender as if and with the same force and effect as though cured by the Permittee.

 

(g) No sale, transfer or assignment by the Permittee of its interest in this Agreement to the Port Authority or the Project Lender (or its designee) shall create a merger between the interests of the Port Authority and the Permittee or that of the Permittee and the Project Lender unless the Port Authority, the Permittee and the Project Lender shall specifically consent to such merger in writing.

 

(h) In the event of a Future Assignment to a Qualified System Operator, such Qualified System Operator shall assume all of the Permittee’s obligations hereunder arising from and after the date of such Future Assignment (except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement). In addition, such

 

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Qualified System Operator shall agree to cure, within ten (10) days, any defaults that would constitute grounds for termination by the Port Authority pursuant to Section 20 (except when fulfillment of such obligation requires activity over a period of time and the Qualified System Operator shall have commenced to perform whatever may be required for fulfillment within ten (10) days after receipt of notice and diligently continues such performance without interruption except for causes beyond its control) and, in addition, the Qualified System Operator shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cure any failure by the Permittee to keep, perform and observe each and every other promise, covenant and agreement on its part to be kept, performed and observed under this Agreement.

 

(i) In the event the Project Lender requests that the Port Authority approve any Person as a Qualified System Operator or an Interim System Operator, the Port Authority shall within ten (10) days following its receipt of such request (together with appropriate supporting information) notify the Project Lender as to whether the Person is acceptable as a Qualified System Operator or an Interim System Operator. In the event the Port Authority notifies the Project Lender that the Person does not qualify as a Qualified System Operator or an Interim System Operator, the Project Lender shall be given a reasonable additional time to either resolve any differences with the Port Authority or to locate a different Person to be a Qualified System Operator or an Interim System Operator.

 

(j) The Project Lender shall have the right to be a Qualified System Operator under a Future Assignment provided that it shall at all times during such period be or otherwise engage an Interim System Operator to operate the System and the parties further acknowledge and agree that the Project Lender shall have the right to continue to remain as the Permittee as provided in paragraph (j) above throughout the balance of the Term, it being understood that the Project Lender shall be obligated to perform all the obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement until such time as it shall have assigned this Agreement to a Qualified System Operator.

 

(k) From time-to-time during the Term, the Permittee shall have the right to refinance the then-outstanding principal

 

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balance of the loan as set forth in loan agreements entered into between the Permittee and Concourse Communications Group, LLC and between Concourse Communications Group, LLC and SpectraSite Communications, Inc., respectively, (the “Outstanding Balance”) only in accordance with the following requirements:

 

(i) The Permittee may at any time refinance the Outstanding Balance with a new Project Lender with the prior written approval of the Port Authority, such refinancing to include the assignment of a Security Assignment to such Project Lender;

 

(ii) From and after the second anniversary of the Commencement Date, the Permittee may refinance the Outstanding Balance with a new Project Lender, including the assignment of a Security Assignment to such Project Lender, that is a Qualified Institutional Buyer and under a Loan Agreement as both may reasonably be approved by the Port Authority; and

 

(iii) Both on the date of notification of the Port Authority that the Permittee intends to refinance the Outstanding Balance and on the effective date thereof, the Permittee shall not be under notice of default or notice of termination from the Port Authority.

 

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The Permittee, at least thirty (30) business days prior to the proposed effective date of a proposed refinancing of the Outstanding Balance, shall notify the Port Authority, in writing, of the identity of the proposed new Project Lender and shall submit to the Port Authority for its approval a copy of the form of the proposed Loan Agreement and accompanying note or bond. The Port Authority will advise the Permittee in writing within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of such notification and submission whether or not the Port Authority will consent to such proposed Project Lender and such proposed note or bond. On the date of its execution, or within five (5) days thereafter, the Permittee shall deliver to the Port Authority a true copy of the executed Loan Agreement and accompanying executed note or bond.

 

Section 26. Disputes

 

(a) In the event of any dispute between the Port Authority and the Permittee regarding any matter related to this Agreement, either the Permittee or the Port Authority may request that a meeting be held between the parties to discuss the matter. The parties shall each send at least two (2) representatives to such meeting, one individual who is fully familiar with the issue in dispute and the other who is a member of senior management authorized either to settle the matters in dispute or to make recommendations for the settlement thereof.

 

(b) If the dispute is as to whether or not any Construction Application submitted by the Permittee should be approved by the Port Authority, and the parties cannot achieve a settlement of the matter following the meeting described in subparagraph (a) above, the matter shall be submitted for resolution to the Chief Engineer of the Port Authority, acting personally and in accordance with Prudent Engineering and Operating Practice.

 

(c) If the issue in dispute is not an issue covered by subparagraph (b), above, and the parties cannot achieve a settlement of the matter following the meeting described in subparagraph (a), above, the parties shall each be free to pursue any available legal or equitable remedies.

 

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Section 27. Carrier Agreement

 

The Port Authority shall act in a commercially reasonable manner with respect to Carrier Users’ requests pursuant to the Carrier Agreement, as follows:

 

(a) Any request for its approval of the Carrier User’s corporate guarantee or surety bond pursuant to Section 3.2 of the Carrier Agreement;

 

(b) Any request for its approval of the Carrier User’s general liability insurance coverage amounts pursuant to Section 6.8 of the Carrier Agreement;

 

(c) Any requested approval of an assignment of a Carrier Agreement to a successor to the business operations of the Carrier User; and

 

(d) Any request made in accordance with Section 33 of this Agreement with respect to approval of advertising, sales promotion, press releases and other publicity materials submitted by the Carrier User under Section 14.9 (a) of the Carrier Agreement.

 

Section 28. Payments

 

(a) All payments required of the Permittee by this Agreement shall be mailed to the Port Authority, P.O. Box 17309, Newark, New Jersey 07194, or to such other office or address as may be substituted therefor by the Port Authority.

 

(b) No payment by the Permittee or receipt by the Port Authority of a lesser fee payment amount than that which is due and payable under the provisions of this Agreement at the time of such payment shall be deemed to be other than a payment on account of the earliest fee payment then due, nor shall any endorsement or statement on any check or in any letter accompanying any check or payment be deemed an accord and satisfaction, and the Port Authority may accept such check or payment without prejudicing in any way its right to recover the balance of such fee or to pursue any other remedy provided in this Agreement or by law.

 

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Section 29. Recording

 

The Permittee may, at its sole cost and expense, record a memorandum of this Agreement, prepared by it at its sole cost and expense, reasonably satisfactory to the Port Authority, and the Port Authority agrees to execute such memorandum within fifteen (15) business days after request therefor. If the Permittee so records such memorandum, it shall, at its sole cost and expense, record in timely fashion a memorandum satisfactory to the Port Authority of each and every modification, extension, supplement, assignment, surrender, or other amendatory agreement relating thereto, which memorandum shall be prepared by and at the sole cost and expense of the Permittee.

 

Section 30. Quiet Enjoyment

 

The Port Authority covenants and agrees that as long as it is owner or lessee of the particular Port Authority Facility where a portion or portions of the System is installed and operated, the Permittee, upon paying all fees hereunder and performing, in all material respects, all the covenants, conditions and provisions of this Agreement on its part to be performed, shall and may peaceably and quietly conduct System Operations free of any act or acts of the Port Authority except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. The provisions of this Section 30 shall not be deemed to modify the rights expressly granted to the Port Authority under this Agreement including, without limitation, the rights under Section 20 to terminate this Agreement and/or exercise any other remedies which it may have in the event of a default by the Permittee in its obligations hereunder following the giving of any required notice by the Port Authority and the expiration of any applicable cure period.

 

Section 31. Headings

 

The section headings and the paragraph headings, if any, are inserted only as a matter of convenience and for reference and in no way define, limit or describe the scope or intent of any provision hereof.

 

Section 32. Performance of Permittee’s Obligations

 

(a) Whenever in this Agreement the Permittee is placed

 

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under an obligation or covenants to do or to refrain from or is prohibited from doing, or is entitled or privileged to do any act or thing, the Permittee’s obligations shall be performed or its rights or privileges shall be exercised only by its officers and employees. The provisions of the previous sentence shall not in any way be taken to alter, amend or diminish any obligation of the Permittee assumed in relation to its invitees, customers, agents, representatives, contractors or other persons, firms or corporations doing business with it.

 

(b) The Permittee’s representative, hereinbefore specified in this Agreement (or such substitute as the Permittee may hereafter designate in writing), shall have full authority to act for the Permittee in connection with this Agreement and any things done or to be done hereunder, and to execute on the Permittee’s behalf any amendments or supplements to this Agreement or any extension thereof.

 

(c) This Agreement does not constitute the Permittee the agent or representative of the Port Authority for any purpose whatsoever, nor does it constitute the Port Authority the agent or representative of the Permittee for any purpose whatsoever.

 

(d) No greater rights or privileges with respect to the use of the System or any portion or portions thereof or with respect to any Port Authority Facility are granted or intended to be granted to the Permittee by this Agreement, or by any provision thereof, than the rights and privileges expressly granted hereby.

 

Section 33. Publicity and Advertising

 

The Permittee shall not issue or permit to be issued any press or publicity release, advertisement, or literature of any kind which refers to the Port Authority or the System or any portion thereof installed at any Port Authority Facility pursuant to this Agreement, without first obtaining the written approval of the Port Authority. Such approval shall be granted unless the Port Authority reasonably believes, in good faith, that the publication of such information would be harmful to its interests or to the public interest or would not be in compliance with contemporary advertising and marketing standards for the telecommunications industry.

 

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Section 34. Renewal Term

 

Upon the condition that the Permittee shall not be in default under any term or provision of this Agreement or under any notice of default from the Port Authority, the Permittee, by notice given to the Port Authority at least one (1) year but not more than eighteen (18) months prior to the expiration date of the Initial Term, may extend the Term of this Agreement for a period commencing on the day following the expiration date of the Initial Term and continuing through the date preceding the tenth (10th) anniversary of the expiration date of the Initial Term (such extended period, the “Renewal Term”).

 

Section 35. Manner of Operation

 

In connection with the exercise of the privilege granted hereunder, the Permittee shall:

 

(i) Use commercially reasonable efforts in every proper manner to develop and increase the business conducted by it hereunder;

 

(ii) Not divert, and use commercially reasonable efforts not to cause or allow to be diverted, any business from any Port Authority Facility where System Operations are conducted, it being acknowledged that the Permittee shall not be deemed to be in violation of this subparagraph (ii) with respect to wireless communications services provided by Carrier Users through telecommunications systems other than the System, provided that neither the Permittee nor any affiliate of the Permittee has any ownership interest in such other systems;

 

(iii) To the extent available technology permits at a commercially reasonable cost, periodically monitor existing wireless base stations operated by Carrier Users at locations other than Covered Facilities which may provide such Carrier Users with coverage in or otherwise overlap areas of Covered Facilities to ensure that a Carrier User does not intentionally avoid the System through additions to such User’s existing system;

 

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(iv) Maintain, in accordance with accepted accounting practice, during the Term and for one (1) year after the expiration or earlier termination of this Agreement, and for a further period extending until the Permittee shall receive written permission from the Port Authority to do otherwise, records and books of account regarding all transactions of the Permittee at, through or in any way connected with any Port Authority Facility, which records and books of account shall be kept at all times within the Port of New York District;

 

(v) Permit, upon reasonable prior notice, in ordinary business hours during the Term of this Agreement, and for one (1) year thereafter, and during the further period described in subparagraph (iii), above, the examination and audit by the officers, employees and representatives of the Port Authority of such record and books of account and also any records and books of account of any Person which is owned or controlled by the Permittee, or which owns or controls the Permittee, if said Person performs services, similar to those performed by the Permittee, anywhere in the Port of New York District;

 

(vi) Install and use all equipment reasonably available and necessary to accurately determine Gross Receipts;

 

(vii) Permit the inspection, upon reasonable prior notice, by the officers, employees and representatives of the Port Authority of all equipment used by the Permittee to collect data to determine Gross Receipts;

 

(viii) Require each Carrier User, including each Paging Carrier User, to permit the officers, employees and representatives of the Port Authority, upon reasonable prior notice, to inspect and copy all books and records of such Carrier Users relating to the determination of payments by such Carrier User to the Permittee and all equipment owned or controlled by such Carrier Users and used by the Permittee or such Carrier User to collect data to determine Gross Receipts, it being understood that the obligations hereunder imposed on the Permittee shall be applicable only as and to the extent that the Permittee itself has such rights of inspection and copying in a particular Carrier User agreement; and

 

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(ix) Subject to the prior approval of the Port Authority, use its best efforts to establish and implement a methodology for the measurement of wireless telecommunications traffic volume on the System, whether on a MOU or “per bit” basis or otherwise, throughout the Term of this Agreement.

 

Section 36. Termination Without Cause - Renewal Term

 

(a) At any time during the Renewal Term, and without limiting any other rights of the Port Authority under this Agreement, including, without limitation, the rights set forth in Section 20, the Port Authority shall have the right to terminate this Agreement without cause on ninety (90) days’ prior written notice to the Permittee. Upon the effective date of such termination this Agreement shall be terminated with the same force and effect as if such date were the date originally set for its expiration, except as provided in paragraph (b), below.

 

(b) Within ten (10) days following the effective date of termination without cause as provided in paragraph (a), above, the Port Authority shall pay a “Termination Amount” to the Permittee, to be determined as follows:

 

(i) The sum of the Adjusted Gross Receipts plus the Tower Gross Receipts and the World Trade Center Towers and Airports Adjusted Gross Receipts, less the sum of the Minimum Fee plus the Variable Fee payable to the Port Authority, in each case, for the last full Annual Period prior to the effective date of termination without cause shall be calculated, such calculation to take into account only those Port Authority Facilities which comprise facilities owned by or leased to the Port Authority as of the effective date of termination.

 

(ii) The sum calculated in subparagraph (i), above, shall be divided into four (4) equal payments which shall be deemed to be made on a quarterly basis on the last day of each January, April, July and October, with respect to the immediately preceding calendar quarter, in each Annual Period or portion thereof which would have occurred prior to the expiration date of this Agreement if this Agreement had not been terminated without cause. In the event the expiration date of this Agreement in effect prior to its termination without cause was not scheduled

 

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to occur on the last day of a calendar quarter, the last such imputed payment shall be appropriately prorated based on a ninety-one (91) day calendar quarter.

 

(iii) The present value of the stream of payments described in subparagraph (ii), above, on the date of termination without cause by the Port Authority shall be determined using a discount rate of ten percent (10%) per year (the “Base Net Present Value Amount”).

 

(iv) The portion of the Initial System Capital Cost plus the capital cost of any additions to the System approved by the Port Authority as constituting an additional capital investment in the System which in each case constituted actual payments to unaffiliated third parties for the acquisition and installation of the System (less any part of this Initial System Capital Cost incurred with respect to the construction and installation of any portions of the System installed at Port Authority Facilities which no longer comprise facilities owned by or leased to the Port Authority as of the effective date of termination) shall be determined and the amount so determined shall be multiplied by a fraction the denominator of which is the number of days in the Term (including the Renewal Term) originally contemplated under this Agreement but for its termination without cause by the Port Authority and the numerator of which is the number of days from the date of the termination of this Agreement without cause by the Port Authority to the expiration date originally contemplated under this Agreement (the “Base Unamortized Capital Amount”).

 

(v) The “Termination Amount” shall be the greater of (1) the Base Net Present Value Amount (as defined in subparagraph (iii), above) or (ii) the sum of Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Base Net Present Value Amount plus the Base Unamortized Capital Amount (as defined in subparagraph (iv), above).

 

(c) In the event the Port Authority terminates this Agreement during the Renewal Term pursuant to the provisions of this Section, the Port Authority shall, upon payment of the Termination Amount, have the right to (1) direct the Permittee to remove the System or the portions thereof designated by the Port Authority, at the Port Authority’s expense, and (2) to use the

 

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System or any portion or portions thereof as are not so removed free and clear of any claim of ownership by the Permittee including all the Permittee’s rights to all System software licenses, equipment warranties and Service contracts. Title to the portion or portions of the System as are not so removed shall thereupon vest in the Port Authority without any further act or deed by the Permittee if title thereto is not already in the Port Authority.

 

Section 37. Late Charges

 

If the Permittee should fail to pay any amount required under this Agreement when due to the Port Authority including without limit any payment of any Minimum Fee or Variable Fee or any payment of utility or other charges or if any such amount is found to be due as the result of ah audit, then, in such event, the Port Authority may impose (by statement, bill or otherwise) a late charge with respect to each such unpaid amount for each late charge period (described below) during the entirety of which such amount remains unpaid, each such late charge not to exceed an amount equal to eight-tenths of one percent of such unpaid amount for each late charge period. There shall be twenty-four late charge periods on a calendar year basis; each late charge period shall be for a period of at least fifteen (I5) calendar days except one late charge period each calendar year may be for a period of less than fifteen (but not less than thirteen) calendar days. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, late charge periods in the case of amounts found to have been owing to the Port Authority as the result of Port Authority audit findings shall consist of each late charge period following the date any unpaid amount should have been paid under this Agreement. Each late charge shall be payable immediately upon demand made at any time therefor by the Port Authority. No acceptance by the Port Authority of payment of any unpaid amount or of any unpaid late charge amount shall be deemed a waiver of the right of the Port Authority to payment of any late charge or late charges payable under the provisions of this Section with respect to such unpaid amount. Each late charge shall be recoverable by the Port Authority in the same manner and with like remedies as if it were originally a part of the fee payments set forth in Section 4. Nothing in this Section is intended to, or shall be deem to, affect, alter, modify or diminish in any way (i) any rights of the Port Authority under this Agreement, including without

 

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limitation, the Port Authority’s rights set forth in Section 17 or (ii) any obligations of the Permittee under this Agreement. In the event that any late charge imposed pursuant to this Section shall exceed a legal maximum applicable to such late charge, then, in such event, each such late charge payable under this Agreement shall be payable instead at such legal maximum.

 

Section 38. Other Construction by the Lessee

 

Following the completion of the Initial System Construction Work by the Permittee, and except as may otherwise provided under this Agreement, the Permittee shall not significantly alter the System, do any construction or modify or make any additions or improvements at any Port Authority Facility without the prior written approval of the Port Authority, and in the event any alteration, construction, modification, addition, or improvement is performed without such approval, then upon reasonable notice to do so, the Permittee will remove the same, or at the option of the Port Authority, will cause the same to be changed to the satisfaction of the Port Authority. In case of any failure by the Permittee to comply with such notice, the Port Authority may effect the removal or change and the Permittee shall pay the cost thereof to the Port Authority.

 

Section 39. Force Majeure

 

Neither the Port Authority nor the Permittee shall be liable for any failure, delay or interruption in performing its obligations hereunder due to causes or conditions beyond its control. Further, neither the Port Authority nor the Permittee shall be liable unless the said failure, delay or interruption shall result from the failure, on the part of such party to use reasonable care to prevent such failure, delay or interruption or reasonable efforts to cure such failure, delay or interruption.

 

Section 40. Liability Insurance

 

(a) The Permittee, in its own name as assured and at its sole cost and expense, shall secure and keep in full force and effect throughout the Term, a policy of commercial general liability insurance for such coverage as may reasonably be required from time-to-time by the Port Authority covering the Permittee’s operations hereunder, including but not limited to

 

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Premises-Operations, Products-Completed Operations and broad form property damage coverage, and further including a contractual liability indemnity endorsement covering the Permittee’s obligations under this Agreement, which shall initially be in a combined single limit of $2,000,000 for liability for bodily injury, for wrongful death and for property damage arising from any one occurrence.

 

(b) The Permittee, in its own name as assured and at its sole cost and expense, shall secure and keep in full force and effect throughout the Term of this Agreement, a policy of comprehensive automobile liability insurance for such coverage as may reasonably be stipulated by the Port Authority, covering all of the Permittee’s owned, non-owned and hired vehicles, which shall be in a combined single limit of $2,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury and property damage liability.

 

(c) The Port Authority shall be named as an additional insured in each policy of liability insurance required by this Section. The Port Authority, in its sole discretion, may impose increased insurance requirements as to coverage limits or types of coverage, or both, with respect to any System Operation which requires the Permittee to gain access to or utilize in any manner any portion of the aircraft ramps at any Port Authority airport.

 

(d) As to any insurance required by this Section, a certified copy of each of the policies or a certificate or certificate evidencing the existence thereof, or binders, shall be delivered to the Port Authority Manager, Risk Management within twenty (20) days prior to the commencement date of this Agreement. In the event any binder is delivered, it shall be replaced within thirty (30) days by a certified copy of the policy or certificate. Each such copy or certificate shall contain a valid provision or endorsement that the policy may not be canceled, terminated, changed or modified, without giving thirty (30) days’ written advance notice thereof to the Port Authority Manager, Risk Management. A renewal policy or certificate or certificates evidencing the existence thereof shall be delivered to the Port Authority at least fifteen (15) days prior to the expiration date of each expiring policy. If at any time any of policies shall be or become unsatisfactory to the Port Authority as to form or substance, acting in a non-arbitrary and non-capricious manner, or if the Port Authority shall

 

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determine that any of the carriers issuing such policies shall be or become unsatisfactory to the Port Authority, acting in a non- arbitrary and non-capricious manner, the Permittee shall promptly obtain a new and satisfactory policy in replacement.

 

(e) Each policy of insurance required by this Section shall contain a provision that the insurer shall not, without obtaining express advance permission from the General Counsel of the Port Authority, raise any defense involving in any way the jurisdiction of the tribunal over the person of the Port Authority, the immunity of the Port Authority or its Commissioners, officers, agents or employees, the governmental nature of the Port Authority or the provisions of any statutes respecting suits against the Port Authority.

 

Section 41. Non-Discrimination

 

(a) Without limiting the generality of any of the provisions of the Agreement, the Permittee, for itself, its successors in interest, and assigns, as a part of the consideration hereof, does hereby covenant and agree that (i) no person, on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex or national origin, shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in the use of the System by the Permittee, (ii) in the construction of the System and the furnishing of services thereon by the Permittee, no person, on the ground of race, creed, color, sex or national origin, shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination, (iii) the Permittee shall use the System in compliance with all other requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation-Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as said Regulations may be amended, and any other present or future laws, rules, regulations, orders or directions of the United States of America with respect thereto which from time-to-time may be applicable to the Permittee’s operations at any Port Authority Airport, whether by reason of agreement between the Port Authority and the United States Government or otherwise.

 

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(b) The Permittee shall include the provisions of paragraph (a) of this Section in every agreement it may make pursuant to which any Person, other than the Permittee, operates any facility at any Port Authority airport providing services to the public and shall also include therein a provision granting the Port Authority a right to take such action as the United States may direct to enforce such covenant.

 

(c) The Permittee’s non-compliance with the provisions of this Section shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. In the event of the breach by the Permittee of any of the above non-discrimination provisions, the Port Authority may take appropriate action to enforce compliance; or in the event such noncompliance shall continue for a period of twenty (20) days after receipt of written notice from the Port Authority, the Port Authority shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with the same force and effect as a termination under the Section 20, or may pursue such other remedies as may be provided by law; and as to any or all the foregoing, the Port Authority may take such action as the United States may direct.

 

(d) The Permittee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Port Authority from any claims and demands of third persons, including the United States of America, resulting from the Permittee’s noncompliance with any of the provisions of this Section, and the Permittee shall reimburse the Port Authority for any loss or expense incurred by reason of such noncompliance.

 

(e) Nothing contained in this Section shall grant or shall be deemed to grant to the Permittee the right to transfer or assign this Agreement, to make any agreement or concession of the type mentioned in paragraph (b) hereof, or any right to perform any construction at any Port Authority Facility.

 

Section 42. Affirmative Action

 

In addition to and without limiting any other term or provision of this Agreement, the Permittee assures that it will undertake an affirmative action program as required by 14 CFR Part 152, Subpart E, to insure that no person shall on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex be excluded from participating in any employment activities covered in 14 CFR Part 152, Subpart E. The Permittee assures that no

 

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person shall be excluded on these grounds from participating in or receiving the services or benefits of any program or activity covered by this Subpart. The Permittee assures that it will require that its covered suborganizations provide assurances to the Permittee that they similarly will undertake affirmative action programs and that they will require assurances from their suborganizations, as required by 14 CFR Part 152, Subpart E, to the same effect.

 

Section 43. Permittee’s Additional Ongoing Affirmative Action - Equal Opportunity Commitment

 

(a) In addition to and without limiting any other term or provision of this Agreement, the Permittee shall not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status, and shall undertake or continue existing programs of affirmative action to ensure that minority group persons and women are afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination. Such programs shall include, but not be limited to, recruitment, employment, job assignment, promotion, upgrading, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selections for training or retraining, including apprenticeship and on-the-job training.

 

(b) In addition to and without limiting the foregoing, and without limiting the provisions of Sections 41 and 42, the Permittee, in connection with its continuing operation, maintenance and repair of the System, or any portion thereof, as provided in this Agreement, shall throughout the Term, commit itself to and use good faith efforts to implement an extensive program of affirmative action, including specific affirmative action steps to be taken by the Permittee, to ensure maximum opportunities for employment and contracting by minorities and women, and by Minority Business Enterprises and Women-owned Business Enterprises. In meeting the said commitment, the Permittee agrees to submit to the Port Authority for its review and approval the Permittee’s said extensive affirmative action program, including the specific affirmative action steps to be taken by the Permittee to meet the aforesaid commitment, within sixty (60) days after the execution of this Agreement. The Permittee shall incorporate in its said program such revisions and changes which the Port Authority initially or from time-to-

 

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time may reasonably require. Throughout the Term, the Permittee shall document its efforts in implementing the said program, shall keep the Port Authority fully advised of the Permittee’s progress in implementing the said program and shall supply to the Port Authority such information, data and documentation with respect thereto as the Port Authority may from time-to-time and at any time request, including but not limited to annual reports.

 

(c) (i) “Minority” as used in this Section includes:

 

(1) Black (all persons having origins in any of the Black African racial groups not of Hispanic origin);

 

(2) Hispanic (all persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Central or South American culture or origin, regardless of race);

 

(3) Asian and Pacific Islander (all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands); and

 

(4) American Indian or Alaskan Native (all persons having origins in any of the original peoples of North America and maintaining identifiable tribal affiliations through membership and participation or community identification).

 

(ii) “Minority Business Enterprise” (MBE) as used herein shall mean any business enterprise which is at least fifty-one percent owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent of the stock of which is owned by citizens or permanent resident aliens who are minorities and such ownership is real, substantial and continuing.

 

(iii) “Women-owned Business Enterprise” (WBE) as used herein shall mean any business enterprise which is at least fifty-one percent owned by, or in the case of a publicly owned business, at least fifty-one percent of the stock of which is owned by women and such ownership is real, substantial and continuing.

 

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(iv) Good faith efforts to include meaningful participation by MBEs and WBEs shall include at least the following:

 

(1) Dividing the work to be subcontracted into smaller portions where feasible.

 

(2) Actively and affirmatively soliciting bids for subcontracts from MBEs and WBEs, including circulation of solicitations to minority and female contractor associations. The Permittee shall maintain records detailing the efforts made to provide for meaningful MBE and WBE participation as called for in paragraph (b), above, including the names and addresses of all MBEs and WBEs contacted and, if any such MBE or WBE is not selected as a joint venturer or subcontractor, the reason for such decision.

 

(3) Making plans and specifications for prospective work available to MBEs and WBEs in sufficient time for review.

 

(4) Utilizing the list of eligible MBEs and WBEs maintained by the Port Authority or seeking minorities and women from other sources for the purpose of soliciting bids for subcontractors.

 

(5) Encouraging the formation of joint ventures, partnerships or other similar arrangements among subcontractors, where appropriate, to insure that the Permittee will meet its obligations hereunder.

 

(6) Insuring that provision is made to provide progress payments to MBEs and WBEs on a timely basis.

 

(7) Submitting quarterly reports to the Port Authority (Office of Business and Job Opportunity) detailing its compliance with the provisions hereof.

 

(d) The Permittee’s non-compliance with the provisions of this Section shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement. In the event of the breach by the Permittee of any of

 

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the above provisions the Port Authority may take any appropriate action to enforce compliance; or in the event such non-compliance shall continue for a period of twenty (20) days after receipt of written notice from the Port Authority, the Port Authority shall have the right to terminate this Agreement with the same force and effect as a termination under the provisions of Section 20, or may pursue such other remedies as may be provided by law.

 

(e) In the implementation of this Section, the Port Authority may consider compliance by the Permittee with the provisions of any federal, state or local law concerning affirmative action-equal employment opportunity which are at least equal to the requirements of this Section, as effectuating the provisions of this Section. If the Port Authority determines that by virtue of such compliance with the provisions of any such federal, state or local law, the provisions hereof duplicate or conflict with such law, the Port Authority may waive the applicability of the provisions of this Section to the extent that such duplication or conflict exists.

 

(f) Nothing herein provided shall be construed as a limitation upon the application of any laws which establish different standards of compliance or upon the application of requirements for the hiring of local or other area residents.

 

Section 44. Electricity

 

(a) Subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including without limitation the provisions of Section 6 with respect to portions of Port Authority Facilities leased to or otherwise made available to lessees or permittees, the Port Authority will furnish electricity to the Permittee for System Operation, the quantity of such electricity supplied to the Permittee to be in accordance with the design criteria and capacity of each of the Port Authority Facilities and to be paid for by the Permittee as follows:

 

(i) With respect to Port Authority Facilities or portions thereof that are located in the State of New York, the Port Authority shall periodically throughout the Term, at such times as the Port Authority may elect, arrange for a survey of the Permittee’s equipment by the Port Authority’s Engineering Department or by an independent utility consultant to be selected

 

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by the Port Authority for the purpose of establishing the Permittee’s annual consumption of and demand for electricity (such consumption of and demand for electricity being hereinafter referred to as “Consumption and Demand”). Such Consumption and Demand shall be based on the Permittee’s electrical equipment and the frequency and duration of the use thereof by the Permittee. The Permittee’s annual Consumption and Demand shall be divided by the number of “Billing Periods” per year established by the public utility company supplying electricity in the vicinity of the Port Authority Facility so as to determine the Permittee’s Consumption and Demand per Billing Period. The Port Authority shall compute the cost of such Consumption and Demand as determined by the survey based on the greater of: (1) the rates (including the fuel or other adjustment factor if any) which the Permittee at the time of such purchase and under the service classification then applicable to it would have to pay for the same quantity of electricity to be used for the same purposes under the same conditions if it received the electricity directly from the public utility supplying the same to commercial buildings in the vicinity, or (2) the Port Authority’s cost of obtaining and supplying the same quantity of electricity. The Permittee shall pay the cost of such Consumption and Demand for each such billing period to the Port Authority at the time the next fee payment following the close of such Billing Period is due and the same shall be deemed fees collectible in the same manner and with like remedies as if it were a part of the Minimum Fee hereunder. The determination of Consumption and Demand by survey shall be effective until the next succeeding survey and shall be binding and conclusive on both the Permittee and the Port Authority as to all matters, including but not limited to the frequency and duration of use of the Permittee’s electrical equipment at the Port Authority Facility by the Permittee. The cost of each such survey shall be borne by the Port Authority, provided that if the Permittee makes any alterations or improvements at the Port Authority Facility in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement or otherwise which may result in greater Consumption or Demand, the Port Authority may direct a new survey to establish the Permittee’s Consumption and Demand for electricity at the Port Authority Facility in question and the cost thereof shall be borne by the Permittee. Any method of measurement used herein shall not preclude the Port Authority from reverting to the use of any prior method. In lieu of a determination of Consumption and Demand by survey, the same may

 

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be measured by meter which the Port Authority may install at its option, exercised at any time during the Term, and if for any reason any meter fails to record the consumption of electricity, the consumption of electricity during any such period that the meter is out of service will be considered to be the same as the consumption for a like period either immediately before or immediately after the interruption as selected by the Port Authority”.

 

(ii) With respect to Port Authority Facilities or portions thereof that are located in the State of New Jersey, the Port Authority shall periodically throughout the Term, at such times as the Port Authority may elect, arrange for a survey of the Permittee’s equipment by the Port Authority’s Engineering Department or by an independent utility consultant to be selected by the Port Authority for the purpose of establishing the Permittee’s annual Consumption and Demand. The Port Authority shall divide the total cost of electricity consumption and demand furnished to the Port Authority Facility for each Billing Period, as billed by the public utility supplying electricity to the Port Authority Facility, by the total number of kilowatt hours shown on the statement for the Port Authority Facility for that Billing Period in order to arrive at the cost per kilowatt hour charged by the public utility supplying electricity to the Port Authority Facility for consumption and demand at the Port Authority Facility. The Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority at the time the next fee payment following the close of such Billing Period is due, as and for the Permittee’s Consumption and Demand, an amount determined by multiplying the cost per kilowatt hour charged by the public utility supplying electricity to the Port Authority Facility for consumption and demand at the Port Authority Facility by the number of kilowatt hours of electrical consumption by the Permittee for that Billing Period as determined by the electrical survey of the Permittee’s equipment conducted by the Port Authority. Such amount as is determined to be due to the Port Authority for each such Billing Period shall be deemed fees collectible in the same manner and with like remedies as if it were a part of the Minimum Fee hereunder. In the event the laws of the State of New Jersey hereafter provide that the Port Authority may resell or submeter electricity to the Permittee, the Port Authority hereby reserves the right at its option exercised at any time during the Term, and at its cost and expense, to install meters to measure the Permittee’s Consumption

 

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and Demand and, in such event, the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority for each Billing Period the cost of such Consumption and Demand as measured by meter based on the greater of (1) the rates (including the fuel or other adjustment factor if any) which would be charged to the Permittee by the public utility company supplying electricity in the vicinity at the time of such purchase and under the service classification then applicable to the Permittee for the same quantity of electricity to be used for the same purposes under the same conditions if the Permittee purchased such electricity directly from such public utility company, or (2) the Port Authority’s cost of obtaining and supplying the same quantity of electricity, and if for any reason any meter fails to record the consumption of electricity, the consumption thereof during any such period that the meter is out of service will be considered to be the same as the consumption for a like period either immediately before or immediately after the interruption as selected by the Port Authority.

 

(b) Notwithstanding that the Port Authority has agreed to supply electricity to the Permittee, the Port Authority shall be under no obligation to provide or continue such service if the Port Authority is prevented by law, agreement or otherwise from metering or measuring electrical consumption as set forth in paragraph (a) of this Section, or elects not to so meter or measure consumption of the same, and in any such event, the Permittee shall make all arrangements and conversions necessary to obtain electricity directly from the public utility. Also in such event, the Permittee shall perform the construction necessary for conversion and if any lines or equipment of the Port Authority are with the consent of the Port Authority used therefor, the Permittee shall pay to the Port Authority its pro rata share of the reasonable costs and expenses for the said lines and equipment.

 

(c) The supply of electricity shall be made by the Port Authority to the Permittee at such points as are designated on the final plans covering the Permittee’s Initial System Construction Work approved by the Port Authority for connection of the electrical distribution systems to be installed by the Permittee with the Port Authority’s lines and conduits, and the Port Authority shall have no responsibility for the distribution of electrical current beyond the points of connection to the System.

 

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(d) If any federal, state, municipal or other governmental body, authority or agency or any public utility assesses, levies, imposes, make or increases any charge, fee or rent on the Port Authority for any service, system or utility now or in the future supplied to the Permittee or to any of its Carrier Users, then, at the option of the Port Authority exercised at any time and from time-to-time by notice to the Permittee, the Permittee shall pay, in accordance With said notice, such charge, fee or rent or increase thereof (or the portion thereof equitably allocated by the Port Authority to the Permittee’s operations hereunder) either directly to the governmental body, authority or agency or to the public utility or directly to the Port Authority.

 

(e) The Port Authority shall have the right to discontinue temporarily the supply of any of the above services when necessary or desirable in the reasonable opinion of the Port Authority in order to make any repairs, alterations, changes or improvements in the premises or elsewhere at the Port Authority Facility including but not limited to all systems for the supply of services. Except in cases of emergency, the Port Authority shall give the Permittee reasonable prior notice before discontinuing the supply of services pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph.

 

(f) No failure, delay, interruption or reduction in any service or services shall be or shall be construed to be an eviction of the Permittee, shall be grounds for any diminution or abatement of the fees payable hereunder, or shall constitute grounds for any claim by the Permittee for damages, consequential or otherwise, unless due to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Port Authority, its employees or agents.

 

(g) The Port Authority shall be under no obligation to supply any service or services if and to the extent and during any period that the supplying of any such service or services or the use of any component necessary therefor shall be prohibited or rationed by any federal, state or municipal law, rule, regulation, requirement, order or direction and if the Port Authority deems it in the public interest to comply therewith, even though such law, rule, regulation, requirement, order or direction may not be mandatory on the Port Authority as a public agency.

 

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Section 45. Suitability of Port Authority Facilities

 

The Permittee acknowledges that it has not relied upon any representation or statement of the Port Authority or its Directors, officers, employees or agents as to the suitability of any Port Authority Facilities to be utilized by the Permittee for System Operations. Without limiting any obligation of the Permittee to commence operations hereunder at the time and in the manner stated elsewhere in this Agreement, the Permittee agrees that no portion of any Port Authority Facilities to be utilized by the Permittee for System Operations will be used initially or at any time during the Term which is in a condition unsafe or improper for the conduct of System Operations so that there is possibility of injury or damage to life or property. Except as expressly provided in Section 44, the Port Authority shall have no responsibility with respect to the furnishing or supplying of any utilities whatsoever.

 

Section 46. Objectionable Interference

 

(a) In the event that the operation of any of the Permittee’s or a Carrier User’s or a Paging Carrier User’s transmitting and receiving equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires causes Objectionable Interference, as defined in paragraph (d) below, to any communications activity conducted as of the date of this Agreement at any Port Authority Facility by the Port Authority or a third party pursuant to agreement between such third party and the Port Authority, the Permittee shall take all steps necessary to remove the cause of the Objectionable Interference.

 

(b) If such Objectionable Interference relates to a communications activity at such Port Authority Facility conducted by the Port Authority or a third party pursuant to agreement between such third party and the Port Authority which commences after the commencement of the Permittee’s operations at the Port Authority Facility pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, the Permittee shall cooperate with the Port Authority and any such third party in a commercially reasonable effort to remove the cause of the Objectionable Interference. If such communication activity conducted by the Port Authority or such third party causes Objectionable Interference to Carrier Users or to Paging Carrier Users, the Port Authority shall take commercially

 

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reasonable steps, and shall use commercially reasonable efforts to require the third party to take commercially reasonable steps, to remove the cause of the Objectionable Interference.

 

(c) If the Permittee believes that the cause of such Objectionable Interference does not relate to the operation of its transmitting and receiving equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires, the matter shall be submitted to an engineering committee consisting of one engineer selected by the Permittee, one engineer selected by the Port Authority, and a third engineer selected by the two engineers previously selected. If such engineers can not agree on a third engineer, then the third engineer shall be selected by an officer of the American Arbitration Association. It shall be the duty of the members of the engineering committee to determine whether in their opinion the Objectionable Interference results from the operation of the Permittee’s transmitting and receiving equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires. If a majority of the committee shall so determine, and such Objectionable Interference relates to an existing communications activity at such Port Authority Facility, the Permittee shall remove the cause of the Objectionable Interference.

 

(d) Objectionable Interference to a communications activity shall be deemed to exist for the purposes of this Section if:

 

(i) The construction or operation, maintenance, or repair of a Person’s transmitting and receiving equipment or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires causes a condition to exist which would constitute interference within the meaning of the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission at the time then in effect; or

 

(ii) The construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of a Person’s transmitting and receiving equipment or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires causes a material impairment of the quality of either sound or picture signals of a communications activity being conducted at a Port Authority Facility during the period of operation of such communications activity, as compared with that which would be obtained if such transmitting and receiving equipment or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires were not in operation, or under construction, maintenance, or repair; or

 

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(iii) The construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of a Person’s transmitting and receiving equipment or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires prevents a third party conducting a communication activity at such Port Authority Facility from using or having access to its equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires at reasonable and usual times to an extent which interferes to a material degree with the construction, operation, maintenance, or repair thereof, it being understood that a reasonable temporary interference which does not materially interfere with the construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of such third party’s equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires and which is occasioned by construction, operation, maintenance, or repair of or to such equipment, or associated antennas, lines, cables, and wires shall not be considered Objectionable Interference.

 

(e) All agreements to which the Port Authority shall hereafter become a party and pursuant to which the Port Authority shall grant or otherwise provide rights, licenses or permission to engage in communications activities at any Port Authority Facilities shall contain the agreement of the other party to such agreement, expressed to be for the benefit of and enforceable by the Port Authority and the Permittee, to accept and be bound by the provisions of this Section 46, unless, in the reasonable opinion of the Port Authority, such communications activities would not cause Objectionable Interference to System Operations.

 

Section 47. Non-Liability of Individuals

 

Neither the Commissioners of the Port Authority nor the Members of the Permittee, nor any of them, nor any officer, agent or employee of the Port Authority or of the Permittee shall be charged personally by either party hereto with any liability or shall be held personally liable to the other party under any term or provision of this Agreement or because of its execution or attempted execution, or because of any breach or attempted or alleged breach thereof.

 

Section 48. Existing Wireless Agreements

 

The Port Authority hereby assigns to the Permittee all of the Port Authority’s right, title and interest in its existing

 

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lease and permit agreements with wireless carriers at Covered Facilities, including but not limited to those lease and permit agreements listed on Schedule A attached to Exhibit E, described below. The Permittee shall pay any costs incurred by it or by the Port Authority in connection with any termination or revocation of such agreements. Total payments by the Permittee to the Carrier Users pursuant to this Section shall not exceed One Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars and No Cents ($1,600,000.00) in the aggregate. Any such payments made by the Permittee to the Carrier Users shall comprise a portion of the Initial System Capital Cost. The assignment by the Port Authority to the Permittee provided for above shall be further evidenced by execution and acknowledgment of an “Assignment and Assumption Agreement” in the form attached hereto, hereby made a part hereof and marked “Exhibit E” and by the transmittal by the Port Authority and the Permittee of a letter notifying such wireless carrier under any such existing agreement of the assignment of same.

 

Section 49. Non-Disturbance

 

So long as this Agreement has not been terminated on account of a default by the Permittee that has continued beyond any applicable cure period, no mortgagee or assignee of, or successor to, the Port Authority, or any Person holding any liens on or security interests in any equipment or fixtures owned by the Port Authority that form a part of the System (a “Successor”), upon taking title to any such fixtures or equipment shall terminate or disturb the Permittee’s use and operation of such equipment and fixtures in connection with the operation of the System pursuant to this Agreement, except in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. A Successor shall be bound to the Permittee under the terms of this Section 49.

 

Section 50. Labor Harmony Obligation

 

The Permittee shall use reasonable efforts, taking all measure and means, to insure labor harmony in its operations at the Facility all to the end of avoiding and preventing strikes, walkouts, work stoppages, slowdowns, boycotts and other labor trouble and discord. The Permittee recognizes the essential necessity of the continued and full operation of each Port Authority Facility.

 

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Section 51. Brokerage

 

The Permittee represents and warrants that it has not had any contacts, dealings, acts or conversations with any broker except TREGA Securities, LLC or BancBoston Robertson Stephens Inc. (assuming, but without acknowledging, that either of said entities is a “broker”) in connection with the negotiation of this Agreement or in connection with the rights and permissions granted to the Permittee hereunder. The Permittee shall indemnify and save harmless the Port Authority from any and all claims for brokerage or commission made by any Person, including but not limited to TREGA Securities, LLC and BancBoston Robertson Stephens Inc., for services in connection with the negotiation and execution of this Agreement or in connection with the rights and permissions granted to the Permittee hereunder arising out of the contacts, dealings, acts or conversations of the Permittee, except for claims arising solely out of any contacts, dealings, acts or conversations of the Port Authority.

 

Section 52. Notices

 

(a) All notices, permissions, requests, consents and approvals given or required to be given to or by either party shall be in writing, and all such notices and requests shall be personally delivered to the party or to the duly designated officer or representative of such party at the location provided pursuant to this Section or forwarded to such party, officer or representative at the location provided pursuant to this Section, by a nationally-recognized overnight courier service or sent by registered or certified mail. The Port Authority and the Permittee shall designate an office within the Port of New York District and an officer or representative whose regular place of business is at such office. Until further notice, the Port Authority hereby designates its Executive Director and the Permittee designates the person whose name appears on the first page of this Agreement as their respective officers or representatives upon whom notices and requests may be served, and the Port Authority designates its office at One World Trade Center, New York, New York 10048, and the Permittee designates its office, the address of which is set forth on the first page of this Agreement, as their respective offices where notices and requests may be served.

 

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(b) If any notice is mailed or delivered, the giving of such notice shall be complete upon receipt or, upon the event of a refusal by the addressee, upon the first tender of the notice to the addressee or at the designated address.

 

Section 53. Severability

 

In the event that any of the terms, covenants or conditions hereof or the application of any such term, covenant or condition shall be held invalid as to any party or circumstance by any court or regulatory body having jurisdiction, the remainder of such terms, covenants or conditions shall not be affected thereby and shall remain if full force and effect, and the parties shall negotiate in good faith to substitute a term or condition in this Agreement to replace the one held invalid.

 

Section 54. Counterparts

 

This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, and each counterpart hereof shall be deemed to be an original instrument, but all such counterparts together shall constitute but one agreement.

 

Section 55. Rules of Interpretation

 

Except as otherwise expressly provided herein: the singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular; “or” is not exclusive; “include” and “including” are not limiting; a reference to any agreement or other contract includes permitted supplement and amendments; a reference to a law includes only such law as in effect on the date of execution and delivery hereof and any rules or regulations issued thereunder and in effect on the date of the execution and delivery hereof; a reference to a Person includes its permitted successors and assigns; a reference to a Section or any Exhibit is to the Section or Exhibit which constitutes a part of this Agreement unless otherwise specified; in case of any conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and any Exhibit, the provisions of this Agreement shall take precedence; any right may be exercised at any time and from time to time; all obligations under this Agreement of any party are continuing obligations throughout the Term and the fact that counsel to any party shall have drafted this Agreement shall not affect the interpretation

 

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of any provision of this Agreement in a manner adverse to any party or otherwise prejudice or impair the rights of any such party.

 

Section 56. Third Party Beneficiaries

 

It is not intended that this Agreement make any Person a third party beneficiary hereof, notwithstanding the fact that Persons other than the Permittee and the Port Authority may be benefitted hereby.

 

Section 57. Governing Law

 

This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York.

 

Section 58. Entire Agreement

 

This Agreement consists of the following: pages 1 through 98, inclusive, and Exhibits A, B, C, D and E and Schedule E. It constitutes the entire agreement of the parties on the subject matter hereof and may not be changed, modified discharged or extended except by written instrument duly executed by Port Authority and the Permittee. The Permittee agrees that no representations or warranties shall be binding upon the Port Authority unless expressed in writing in this Agreement.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed these presents as of the day and year first above written.

 

ATTEST:

 

THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ [Illegible]

 

By:

/s/ [Illegible]

Secretary

 

Title:

Chief Technology Officer

 

 

ATTEST:

 

NEW YORK TELECOM PARTNERS, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

/s/ Philip E. Deck

 

By:

/s/ Richard J. DiGeronimo

Name:

Philip E. Deck

 

Name:

Richard J. DiGeronimo

Title:

Technical Director

 

Title:

President

 

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EXHIBIT A

 

PORT AUTHORITY FACILITIES

 

I.                            Basic Port Authority Facilities

 

A. Holland Tunnel

 

B. Lincoln Tunnel

 

C. John F. Kennedy International Airport

 

D. Newark International Airport

 

E. LaGuardia Airport

 

II.                        Additional Port Authority Facilities

 

A. PATH Stations and tubes

 

B. Port Authority Bus Terminal

 

C. World Trade Center Concourse

 

(Other Port Authority Facilities, such as the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, may be added to the System upon the request of the Permittee and with the written consent of the Port Authority in its sole and absolute discretion.)

 


 

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TNAS Descriptive Summaries

 

Exhibit B

 

SUMMARY BASIS OF DESIGN

 

1. INTRODUCTION

 

1.1 Purpose

 

This exhibit provides a general overview of tie wireless communications system known, as the Telecommunications Network Access System (TNAS), designed specifically for the Port Authority (PA) facilities listed in Exhibit A, to extend the services listed in. Exhibit C to the patrons, tenants, and visitors of those facilities, The Stage 1 TNAS was previously described in tie Technical Plan of the “Proposal for the Development of Port Authority Properties with Wireless Telecommunications Facilities” submitted to the PA by NYTP in October 1997. That Stage 1 design has evolved toward a Stage 2 design described herein.

 

1.2 General TNAS Description

 

The TNAS is designed to provide a single, comprehensive, wireless-communications access system for the PA and commercial service providers to better serve tenants, patrons, commuters, and visitors as they inhabit, roam or are transported through the PA facilities. The TNAS is a multi-service system capable of supporting the services listed in Exhibit C and initially accommodating cellular, PCS, extended specialized mobile radio (ESMR), and public safety land mobile radio (LMR) services using state-of-the-art and proven technology.

 

In addition to the requirement to provide for public safety, the essential system requirement is to achieve commercial subscriber and user satisfaction while maximizing revenue potential for the service providers and the PA. The TNAS meets this requirement by providing a broadband, technology-neutral, RF distribution backbone that offers equal access to local service providers, clear communications and seamless hand-offs for users, and design features that allow future expansion to accommodate growth. The TNAS is designed to interface directly with defined wireless service providers’ equipment and distribute/collect wireless signals throughout defined enclosed areas of the PA’s facilities.

 

The TNAS extends radio frequency signals throughout the required coverage areas within the PA facilities in a substantially uniform manner. To accomplish this in the most cost effective way, the TNAS design incorporates a variety of engineering techniques and state-of-the-art products including dual-band and omni-directional antennas, radiating coaxial cable, non-radiating coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, fiber optic receivers, transmitters and combiners, RF amplifiers, and RF combiners.

 

A simplified block diagram of the TNAS configuration is provided as Figure 1.

 

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Figure 1; TNAS Simplified Block Diagram.

 

The base station interface equipment combines and processes the service providers’ signals and distributes them either directly to a local RF radiating network or to the fiber optic feeder network. The base stations and interface units are installed in specially designed equipment spaces located in various PA facilities.

 

The fiber optic feeder network provides signals to remote radiating networks fox distribution within the PA’s facilities. To accommodate the diverse structural nature of the Authority’s facilities, the TNAS employs a variety of products and techniques in an overall system design combination that makes best use of each of their attributes for the specific facility application. For remote connectivity, the TNAS utilizes the existing optical fiber infrastructure where possible, supplemented with new optical fiber only when necessary. For local connectivity, coaxial cable, twisted pair copper cable, antennas, and radiating cable are employed for distribution into coverage areas. These building blocks are integrated into different configurations as required to optimize signal distribution within each of the PA’s facilities.

 

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1.3 Coverage in Port Authority Facilities

 

From the list of PA facilities issued with the REP, the complement of facilities that have been selected by the Wireless Service Providers (“WSP”) for TNAS implementation are listed below (see also Exhibit A).

 

·                  LaGuardia Airport public terminal areas.

·                  JFK Airport: public terminal areas.

·                  Newark Airport: public terminal areas.

·                  Holland Tunnel: road tunnels.

·                  Lincoln Tunnel: road tunnels.

·                  Port Authority Bus Terminal: public areas.

·                  George Washington Bus Station: public areas

·                  PATH Train: underground public station areas and train tunnels.

 

·                             Phase I               Hoboken to WTC

·                             Phase II              Extension towards Newark (including Journal Square Transportation Center)

·                             Phase III             Extension to 33rd Street

 

·                  World Trade Center Concourse: public commercial areas.

 

1.4 Wireless Services Supported by the TNAS

 

The wireless services and service providers capable of bang supported by the TNAS are specified in the Technical Specification (see also Exhibit C). From those listed, initial implementation includes support of the following:

 

·   ESMR and LMR:

Conventional, Private Trunked, Public Safety

806MHz–940MHz

·   Cellular:

A & B Bands

824MHz–894MHz

·   PCS:

A, B, D&E Blocks

1850MHz– 1970MHz

 

1.5 TNAS integration

 

The TNAS is designed and integrated into the Authority’s facilities with knowledge of the existing radio systems, both essential and commercial services, that must continue to operate during and after the rollout phase. In addition, it is realized that an essential system design requirement is to transition all radio systems to a shared distribution while minimizing the risk of interference. Potential sources of interference include other mobiles in the same cell, other base stations operating in or too near the same frequency band, or any non-cellular system that inadvertently leaks energy into the frequency band. To mitigate potential interference, the TNAS is designed with the greatest possible tolerance to interference by employing filtering and physical downlink and uplink separation, where possible, to achieve sufficient isolation between frequency bands. At the same time, the TNAS generates the lowest possible interference to other radio systems.

 

The TNAS is designed to meet the system requirements in each facility as defined in the TNAS System Specification, NYTP SOW 9800201-99R1; dated 8/99.

 

The following Sections briefly describe the TNAS design for each defined PA facility.

 

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2. TNAS Descriptions for PA Facilities

 

2.1 General

 

For ease of reference, the Port Authority facilities involved in the TNAS have bead designated by Zone numbers as follows;

 

Zone 1

Lincoln Tunnel

Zone 2

Holland Tunnel

Zone 3

LaGuardia Airport

Zone 4

Newark Airport

Zone 5

JFK International Airport

Zone 6

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Zone 7

George Washington Bus Station

Zone 8

World Trade Center Concourse

Zone 9

Journal Square Transportation Center

Zone 10

PATH Subway Phase I

Hoboken to WTC

Zone 11

PATH Subway Phase II

Extension to Grove Station (NJ)

Zone 12

PATH Subway Phase III

Extension to 33rd Street Station (NY)

 

Further description of the TNAS Basis for Design is provided in the following paragraphs in the order of the Zone number designation.

 

2.1 Zone 1 and Zone 2 — Lincoln and Holland Tunnels

 

2.1.1 Overview

 

The Lincoln and Holland Tunnels currently have a distributed communications system, for portable and mobile radio, AM re-broadcast, and A-Band and B-Band cellular service. In addition to these existing services, the Andrew designed TNAS will support PCS, public safely LMR, and ESMR.

 

To provide telecommunications services in all five tunnel bores, service provider base stations (or equivalent), RF combining equipment, and feeder cable ports will be located in five vent buildings. This collection of equipment will transmit and receive RF signals to and from the tunnels over to two radiating cables, one existing and one new, located in each tunnel bore. The TNAS design utilizes the existing radiating cable to distribute cellular, LMR, and ESMR downlinks within the tunnels. The second and new radiating cable will distribute all uplinks (including PCS) and PCS downlinks throughout the tunnels.

 

Due to the length of the tunnels, amplifier units are required at strategic locations to increase signal levels. These amplifiers receive RF signals via fiber optic cables (not shown in the Figure) that are linked to the combining equipment located in the vent buildings. In the case of the Lincoln Tunnel, the amplifier and the fiber optic cable are located in the tunnel plenum. For the Holland tunnel, the amplifers are located in the vent buildings nearest the tunnel’s portals. The TNAS layout for the Lincoln and Holland tunnels is shown below.

 

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Figure 3; TNAS Layout for Lincoln and Holland Tunnels

 

2.1.2 TNAS Lincoln and Holland Tunnel Design Features

 

TNAS design features for the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels are as follows:

 

1.               Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.               Supports PCS Blocks A,B, D and E;

3.               Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands;

4.               Provides 90% coverage for commercial services;

5.               Provides 95% coverage for public safety LMR service;

6.               BTSs located in the vent building(s);

7.               Utilizes single-mode fiber between the vent buildings and the amplifiers;

8.               Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone;

9.               Enhances existing communication services with new combining network

10.         Can be expanded to support other commimicatioris services.

 

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2.2 Zone 3,4, & 5 - Port Authority Airports

 

2.2.1 Introduction

 

The LGC Wireless designed Zone 3, 4, and 5 TNAS solution is specifically designed to allow New York Telecom Partners (NYTP) to provide a flexible and highly scalable multi-carrier solution at the JFK International, Newark and LaGuardia Airports. The design utilizes a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) non-developmental item (NDI) system building block named the LGCell. The LGCell was designed to provide a lower cost per antenna than traditional coax-based systems or single media (fiber-only) systems. This lower cost allows for greater freedom in designing a system with more antennas, lower power and more uniform coverage. Lower cost also means that more antennas can be used to create stronger differentiation between the indoor and outdoor signals, thereby reducing undesirable handovers and optimizing the call volume captured by the TNAS.

 

2.2.2 The LGCell

 

The LGCell is a distributed antenna system which uses the same materials and topology of a Local Area Network (TIA 568A standard) to distribute and receive RF signals within a building. The system consists of three components:

 

The Main Hub

·

Connects to the RF source

 

·

19” rackmount form factor/110 or 220 volt AC

 

·

0dB or +40dB amplification (1900 MHz product)

 

·

0dB amplification (800 MHz product)

 

 

 

The Expansion Hub

·

Up to four Expansion Hubs connect to a Main Huh

 

·

Connection to the Main Hub is via multi-mode fiber up to one kilometer in length

 

·

19” rackmount form factor /110 or 220 volt AC

 

 

 

The Remote Antenna Unit

·

Up to four RAU’s connect to each Expansion Hub / 16 total RAU’s per system

 

·

Connected to Expansion Hubs via CAT 5 OTP up to 100 meters in cable length

 

·

Powered via CAT 5 from Expansion Hubs

 

·

Antennas connect via SMA connector

 

·

System offers cable length independent unity gain as long as cable runs are under the maximum length per TIA 568A specification.

 

An LGCell system can be as simple as one Main Hub, one Expansion Hub and one RAU. The maximum LGCell configuration has one Main Hub, four Expansion Hubs and 16 RAU’s. Multiple LGCells can be combined to create very .large antenna systems that operate as one cell Any LGCell can be used as an over the air repeater (with gain), or can connect to a repeater, micro / mini basestation or to a BTS.

 

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2.2.3 System Attributes

 

The LGC Wireless designed Zone 3, 4, and 5 TNAS, utilizing multiple LGCells, has the following system attributes:

 

·                             Lower Cabling Cost — The LGCell’s ability to use existing multi-mode fiber for installation or expansion (when it is available) can greatly reduce the overall cost of implementation.

 

·                             Faster Deployment—In the typical LGCell implementation, the only cable infrastructure work is the installation of CAT 5 runs for each, antenna. Since this work can be performed by any LAN (TIA 568A) certified cabling contractor, turn around time and complexity is significantly reduced when compared with installing a coax or single mode fiber cable plant. In addition, no AC power is required at the RAU (antenna), greatly simplifying RF design, antenna placement and installation. Cable length independent design means that antenna placement locations can be chosen without having to calculate cable loss and balance the system.

 

·                             Centralized Equipment — An LGCell has a nominal “wingspan” of 2 kilometers. This large reach of the LGCell system allows all the main hubs to be co-located with other communications equipment in a central location. Since the LGCell is using the same TIA 568A standards as LANs, the Expansion Hubs can typically be co-located with data hubs and routers in existing dispersed equipment closets. The ability to centralize many of the components and co-locate with data equipment means easier planning, simplified maintenance and greater equipment security. Only the LGCell Bubs, located in the equipment rooms, need AC power. The RAU’s are powered by the CAT 5 and are easily and inexpensively installed and moved (if necessary).

 

·                             Double Star Topology — The first star in an LGCell design is the MMF cabling from the Main Hubs to the Expansion Hubs. The second star is the CAT 5 from the Expansion Hubs to the RAU’s. A single MMF pair will support 4 antennas, reducing the fiber runs required between buildings. When LGCell Hubs are co-located with LAN equipment, the fiber runs originate and terminate in the same locations as the LAN and that fiber can be utilized without jumpering (or running new fiber). Lastly, the use of Expansion Hubs as an RAU power source means that the antenna locations do not need to be wired for AC power.

 

·                             Add Capacity Easily — Once an LGCell is in place, it is relatively simple to add more capacity as demand increases. First, capacity can be increased by adding additional carriers. If demand requires even more capacity, it is easy to sectorize an existing LGCell by regrouping the fiber runs at the Main Hubs and establishing several cells where previously only one existed — without any modification to the Main Hubs, Expansion Hubs or RAU’s.

 

·                             One Antenna System — Since the LGCell is an independently balanced antenna system, it can accommodate a wide range of applications without modification or redeployment. For example, a system that is installed for coverage (re-radiation of the public signal) can easily be attached to a micro-basestation for a Capacity, Wireless Office or Wireless Centres application without re- engineering.

 

·                             System Alarming—The LGCel based system includes the LGC ARM The LGC ARM is a comprehensive administration, maintenance and alarming system that consists of two components, the Remote Unit, a 19” rackmount hub that connects with up to 8 LGC Wireless

 

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products and the Element Manager Software. The software runs on any WIN 95-type personal computer and lias the capacity to monitor up to 255 sites (8 individual LGC systems constitute a site) via a dial-up connection.

 

2.2.3 System Overview

 

The multiple carrier TNAS for JFK International, Newark and LaGuardia Airports provides a combined 5,812,039 square feet of coverage. The Antenna and Expansion Hub configurations are:

 

JFK International Airport

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion

 

 

 

Area

 

Approximate
Square Footage

 

Fiber Hubs
Required

 

Antennas
Locations

 

International Arrivals

 

564,400

 

8

 

23

 

Terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Terminal

 

554,288

 

8

 

23

 

Terminal 1A

 

142,600

 

2

 

6

 

Terminal One

 

437,500

 

6

 

18

 

Terminal Three

 

304,640

 

4

 

12

 

American Terminal

 

326,750

 

5

 

13

 

British Airways/ United

 

452,550

 

6

 

18

 

Terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWA Domestic

 

236,587

 

4

 

10

 

TWA International

 

220,848

 

3

 

9

 

TOTALS

 

3,240,163

 

46

 

132

 

 

Newark Airport

 

Area

 

Approximate Square
Footage

 

Expansion
Fiber Hubs
Required

 

Antenna
Locations

 

Terminal A

 

369,746

 

5

 

15

 

Terminal B

 

425,255

 

6

 

17

 

Terminal C

 

446,625

 

6

 

18

 

TOTALS

 

1,241,626

 

17

 

50

 

 

LaGuardia Airport

 

 

 

 

 

Expansion

 

 

 

Area

 

Approximate Square
Footage

 

Fiber Hubs
Required

 

Antenna
Locations

 

Central Terminal

 

652,250

 

9

 

26

 

Marine Air Terminal

 

81,750

 

1

 

3

 

USAir Terminal

 

371,250

 

5

 

15

 

Delta Terminal

 

225,000

 

3

 

9

 

TOTALS

 

1,330,250

 

18

 

53

 

 

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Equipment Configuration - The relationship, including cabliug, between wireless service provider (“WSP”) equipment (multiple channel BTS or equivalent) and the Main Hubs that support ihe Expansion Hubs and Remote Antenna Unit Locations indicated above, is depicted in the typical airport configuration shown below. Note that the WSP equipment and Main Hubs are co-located at central locations at each, aiiport and the Expansion Hubs and RAUs are dispersed throughout each aiiport to achieve the RF coverage as described on the following page.

 

 

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Coverage — In order to minimize the required number of antennas, while maximizing the system’s performance and preventing excessive bleeding outside of the facilities, the airport TNAS systems are expected to utilize 0 dBm downlink output power per carrier at each RAU and 3 dBi omnidirectional antennas. Although, the theoretical worst case Downlink design goals are -88 dBm at 1900 MHz and -86 dBm at 80.0 MHz, the antenna layout correlates to a -80 dBm design goal in order to overcome the macrocellular transmitters. These parameters correlate to an allowable path loss of 83 dB. Based oil a path loss of PL=25 Log [4 π f d / c ] (where PL=path loss, f= Frequency in MHz, d= Distance in meters and c=Speed of light or 3X10(8) meters/second) and evaluating the area to be covered, it is estimated that the system will provide a signal level of -80 dBm or greater for 90% coverage reliability over time and location assuming a Rayleigh Distribution. Although coverage performance is expected to be consistent with the values given, the calculations used cannot account for all building path losses and are therefore only approximations. Final coverage quality assessment can only be verified during an RF Site Survey. To achieve optimal coverage, some adjustment of antenna types, locations, numbers and/or orientations may be necessary.

 

Antennas — At each antenna location (as indicated previously) the antenna requirements will be consolidated as necessary to optimize performance and minimize impact on assort esthetics. At each location, the operating frequencies of the present complement of five service providers can be accommodated by five separate antennas, separate high band and low band antennas, or a single broadband antenna. The least obtrusive approach, preferable when the antennas will be viable, is either the single broadband antenna or, for locations where the low band does not require an antenna, a single high band antenna. The most efficient approach, preferred when the antennas can be hidden, from view (or in areas where the appearance is not a factor) is the five separate antenna choice.

 

Highlights — The overall highlights of the LGC Wireless design for the Zone 3, 4, and 5 (Airports) TNAS include:

 

·                             Utilizing the wide wingspan of the LGCell systems will enable a direct Multi-Mode Fiber connection back to POI locations within each of the three airports.

 

·                             The interface between the Carrier’s base station equipment and each LGCell will include a single connection port for the Downlink and a single connection port for the Uplink.

 

·                             The system will utilize 12 strand bundled multi-mode fiber running between the sets of Main and Expansion Hubs. Use of the bundled multi-mode fiber will enable very economical material and installation costs, as well as providing an additional fiber pair which can be utilized for future growth of the system.

 

·                            Multiple CAT 5 cabling runs to each RAU location will also facilitate reduced installation costs; as well as provide a common demarcation point for installation and maintenance activities.

 

·                             The ability to readily divide the system into multiple cellular coverage areas allows for seamless handover zones, both hard and soft for interior and exterior coverage regions.

 

2.3 Zone 6 — PA Bus Terminal

 

2.3.1 Overview

 

The Andrew designed TNAS for the Bus Terminal consists of four mam subsystems as shown in the Figure below. The service provider’s base stations will be linked to fiber optic (FO) interface units in

 

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the WTC equipment room. For downlink (base stations to Bus Terminal) signals, the FO interface unit will combine the carrier’s RF signals and covert them to light energy. The light energy will then be transmitted to the Bus Terminal FO repeater equipment via single-mode fiber optic cable.

 

The Bus Terminal FO repeater equipment will be installed in a vacant room on the 2nd level of the Bus Terminal building. This equipment will convert the light energy back to RF, combine the RF signals in a multi-service combining network, and distribute the RF signals throughout the facility over 1¼” fire retardant coaxial cable. The distributed coaxial cable is referred to as the RF distribution backbone. In multiple locations along the RF distribution backbone; dual-band antennas will be installed to provide communications coverage within the facility. The reverse path is followed for uplink (Bus Terminal to WTC) signals.

 

 

Figure 2; General TNAS Block Diagram for Bus Terminal

 

2.3.2 TNAS Bus Terminal Design Features

 

TNAS design features for the Bus Terminal are as follows:

 

1.             Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.             Supports PCS Blocks A, B, D & E;

3.             Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands;

4.             Provides 90% coverage for commercial services in public access areas;

5.             Provides 95% coverage for public safety LMR service throughout entire Bus Terminal building;

6.             BTSs located in the WTC building(s);

7.             Utilizes single-mode fiber between the WTC and the Bus Terminal;

8.             Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone to isolate uplink and downlink;

9.             Can be expanded to support other communications services.

 

2.4 Zone 7 — George Washington Bus Station

 

2.4.1 Overview

 

The three level George Washington Bus Station covers approximately two blocks between 178th and 179th Streets and Fort Washington and Wadsworth Avenues. The rectangular area has dimensions of approximately 190 feet (North-South) by 400 feet (East-West). From the Andrew TNAS design perspective, the George Washington Bus Station will be covered in the same conceptual fashion as

 

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described for Journal Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal with the exception that uplink and downlink signals will directly terminate at and originate from on-site base station equipment. Within the bus station, RF coverage will be accomplished passively via a dual distributed antenna backbone (one for the uplink and one for the downlink) consisting of coaxial cable and dual band omni-directional antennas placed appropriately to provide the desired coverage. The equipment, cables, and antennas utilized will be identical to that used in other TNAS buildings, including the airports, and as described previously.

 

2.4.2 George Washington Bus Station TNAS Design Features

 

TNAS design features for the George Washington Bus Station are as follows:

 

1.             Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.             Supports PCS Blocks A, B, D and E;

3.             Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands;

4.             Provides 90% coverage for commercial services in public access areas;

5.             BTS equipment centrally located on-site;

6.             Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone to isolate uplink and downlink;

7.             Can be expanded to support other communications services.

 

2.5 Zone 8World Trade Center Concourse

 

2.5.1 Overview

 

The World Trade Center Concourse includes an area of approximately five acres underground beneath the World Trade Center Plaza with dimensions of approximately 765 feet (North-South) by 875 feet (East—West). The concourse includes one main level with lower levels for subway access. From the Andrew TNAS design perspective, the WTC Concourse will be covered in the same conceptual fashion as described for the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Uplink and downlink signals, over optical fiber, will terminate at and originate from the location of base station equipment that serves the PATH Phase I. At the concourse, the downlink signals will be converted from light to RF and the uplink signals will be converted from RF to light and coverage of the public areas will be accomplished passively via a dual distributed antenna backbone (one for the uplink and one for the downlink) consisting of coaxial cable and dual band omni-directional antennas placed to provide the desired coverage. The equipment, cables, and antennas utilized will be identical to that used in other TNAS buildings, including the airports, and as described previously.

 

2.5.2 WTC Concourse TNAS Design Features

 

TNAS design features for the WTC Concourse are as follows:

 

1.                          Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.                          Supports PCS Blocks A, B, D and E;

3.                          Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands;

4.                          Provides 90% coverage for commercial services in pubic access areas;

5.                          BTS equipment shared with PATH Phase I equipment located in the WTC;

6.                          Utilizes single-mode fiber between centrally located BTS equipment and remote in-building amplifiers;

7.                          Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone to isolate uplink and downlink;

8.                          Can be expanded to support other communications services.

 

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2.6 Zone 9 — Journal Square Transportation Center

 

2.6.1 Overview

 

Journal Square Transportation Center is comprised of a PATH Station and Building planned to be provided with TNAS coverage coincident with Phase II of the PATH implementation. Treatment of Journal Square, from a TNAS design perspective, will be identical in concept to that of the Port Authority Bus Terminal as described previously. Rather than require a separate complement of Base Station equipment, the Journal Square TNAS will receive and send coverage signals over optical fiber to the BTS location that serves PATH Phase II extension toward Newark from Pavonia through Grove to the PATH tunnel portal. Within Journal Square, coverage will be accomplished via a dual distributed antenna backbone (one for the uplink and one for the downlink) consisting of coaxial cable and dual band omni-directional antennas placed appropriately for the desired coverage areas. The equipment, cables, and antennas utilized will be identical to that used in other TNAS buildings, including the airports, and as described previously.

 

2.6.2 Journal Square Transportation Center TNAS Design Features

 

TNAS design features for Journal Square Transportation Center are as follows:

 

1.                          Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.                          Supports PCS Blocks A, B, D and E;

3.                          Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands; Provides 90% coverage for commercial services in public access areas;

4.                          BTS equipment shared with PATH Phase II;

5.                          Utilizes single-mode fiber between BTS equipment and remote in-building amplifiers;

6.                          Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone to isolate uplink and downlink;

7.                          Can be expanded to support other communications services.

 

2.7 Zone 10, 11, & 12—Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Subway

 

2.7.1 Overview

 

The underground portion of the PATH Subway System is approximately seven miles in length and includes twin bore train tunnels with one track per bore and tea active stations. Andrew’s design for the PATH TNAS will support cellular A and B Bands, PCS A, B, D and E Blocks, ESMR, and LMR services.

 

Currently, no commercial wireless service is available in the PATH underground and, because of carrier concerns regarding implementing the PATH TNAS in its entirety before any telecommunications traffic experience is available, the implementation of the PATH TNAS is planned in three Phases. The most heavily used section, from a likely wireless service subscriber perspective, is the PATH line from Hoboken to the World Trade Center. That line has been identified as Phase I. When usage experience justifies further implementation, the next implementation phase will be the extension of the PATH TNAS from Exchange Place through Grove toward Newark. This Phase II would also include implementation of the TNAS within the Journal Square Transportation Center. Phase III, when usage experience justifies further implementation, will be the PATH TNAS extension from Pavonia and on to 33rd Street.

 

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PATH TNAS Phase I service provider base station equipment is planned to be located in the area of the World Trade Center (WTC) PATH station. The RF signals to and from the base station equipment will be multiplexed, either directly or remotely, into a pair of Andrew Radiax® radiating cables for each tunnel bore. One cable carries downlink signals, and the other carries the uplink signals. The use of two cables in each bore is required to ensure compatibility between services. Signals from the base station downlinks are directly combined for local RF distribution and individually converted to light and fed over optical fiber to remote downlink injection amplifiers where the light is converted back to RF and the signals are combined for remote RF distribution. Note that the combining is passive in order to reduce the possibility of introducing non-linear distortion and interference. Signals from uplink cables are amplified and power divided for local feed to the base station receiving equipment and amplified and converted to light for remote base station feed. In the remote case, the light signals are locally converted back to RF, amplified, and power divided in the same manner as the direct local case. The overall (all three phases) PATH TNAS simplified block diagram is shown below in Figure 4 with the combiner and divider detail excluded. Note that two cable segments are connected (both uplink and downlink) at each remote amplifier location, one up-tunnel and one down-tunnel.

 

 

Figure 4; General TNAS Block Diagram for PATH

 

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2.7.2 TNAS PATH Design Features

 

TNAS design features for PATH are as follows:

 

1.                          Supports cellular Bands A and B;

2.                          Supports PCS Blocks A, B, D and E;

3.                          Supports Conventional and Private Trunked mobile radio bands;

4.                          Provides 90% coverage for commercial services in public access areas;

5.                          BTS equipment located in the WTC station area;

6.                          Utilizes single-mode fiber between the BTS equipment and remote in-station and in-tunnel amplifiers;

7.                          Utilizes two-cable RF distribution backbone to isolate uplink and downlink;

8.                          Can be expanded to support other communications services.

 

3. TNAS Design Summary

 

Each Port Authority facility in which the TNAS will be installed can be thought of as an RF Coverage Zone. From a system design perspective, the TNAS includes basically two types of Coverage Zones — In-Tunnel and In-Building. In general, the in-tunnel areas are best served by the radiating coaxial cable form of distributed antenna and the in-building areas are best served by the combination of either non-radiating coaxial, fiberoptic, and/or twisted pair copper cable and point source antenna form of distributed antenna. It should be noted here that there are two more or less technically equal competing in-building techniques and, in the final analysis, implementation in certain Zones may differ from that previously described. In the TNAS, unless otherwise restricted, inter service isolation to minimize possible interference is enhanced by physically separating either services or uplink signals from downlink signals on either form of distributed antenna. Depending on the physical extent of the coverage zone, amplifiers may or may not be required to periodically restore signals to specified levels. The source of signals is the sole remaining variable and the choices are local or remote. If local, the signals can be directly injected into the local elements of the distributed antenna system, regardless of its form. If remote, the signals must be transported over distances where radiation is not desirable and the TNAS preferred medium for that purpose is optical fiber. If each of the Zone TNAS designs described previously is analyzed, it will be confirmed that all of them fit within the above design choices.

 

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EXHIBIT C

 

FCC WIRELESS SERVICE FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS

 

 

 

Service

 

Based on

 

Multiple

 

Uplink

 

Extension

 

Downlink

 

Extension

 

 

Service

 

Band

 

Service

 

Access

 

From

 

To

 

From

 

To

 

From

 

To

 

From

 

To

 

Service

Type

 

Description

 

Standard

 

Method

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

MHz

 

Provider

Mobile

 

Conventional

 

Inc. ESMR

 

TDMA

 

806.00

 

809.75

 

 

 

 

 

851.00

 

854.75

 

 

 

 

 

Hexiel

Radio

 

Private Trunked

 

and SMRS

 

 

 

809.75

 

821.00

 

 

 

 

 

854.75

 

866.00

 

 

 

 

 

Hexiel

 

 

Public Safety

 

 

 

 

 

821.00

 

824.00

 

 

 

 

 

865.00

 

859.00

 

 

 

 

 

Port Authority

 

 

Aeronautical

 

 

 

 

 

849.00

 

851.00

 

 

 

 

 

894.00

 

896.00

 

 

 

 

 

AT&T/GTE

 

 

Private Land

 

 

 

 

 

896.00

 

901.00

 

 

 

 

 

935.00

 

940.00

 

 

 

 

 

Bell South

Paging

 

Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

929.00

 

930.00

 

 

 

 

 

Illegible

 

 

Private

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

929.00

 

930.00

 

 

 

 

 

Metrocall

 

 

Common Carrier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

931.00

 

932.00

 

 

 

 

 

Skytel

Cellular

 

A Band

 

AMPS

 

FDMA

 

824.00

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

869.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

AT&T

 

 

 

 

IS-54/-136

 

TDMA

 

824.00

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

869.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

AT&T

Includes

 

 

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

824.00

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

869.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

AT&T

Cellular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital

 

B Band

 

AMPS

 

FDMA

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

849.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

894.00

 

BAM

Packet

 

 

 

IS-54/-136

 

TDMA

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

849.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

894.00

 

BAM

Data

 

 

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

835.00

 

845.00

 

846.50

 

849.00

 

880.00

 

890.00

 

891.50

 

894.00

 

BAM

ISM

 

Unlicensed

 

WTS/WLAN

 

Various

 

902.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

928.00

 

 

 

 

 

Metricom

PCS

 

A Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1850.00

 

1865.00

 

 

 

 

 

1930.00

 

1945.00

 

 

 

 

 

Omnipoint

 

 

A Block PCS

 

IS-861

 

TDMA

 

1850.00

 

1865.00

 

 

 

 

 

1930.00

 

1945.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

CDMA

 

1850.00

 

1865.00

 

 

 

 

 

1930.00

 

1945.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

 

 

1850.00

 

1865.00

 

 

 

 

 

1930.00

 

1945.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1870.00

 

1885.00

 

 

 

 

 

1950.00

 

1965.00

 

 

 

 

 

Sprint

 

 

B Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

TDMA

 

1870.00

 

1885.00

 

 

 

 

 

1950.00

 

1965.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

1870.00

 

1885.00

 

 

 

 

 

1950.00

 

1965.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1895.00

 

1910.00

 

 

 

 

 

1975.00

 

1990.00

 

 

 

 

 

Illegible

 

 

C Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

TDMA

 

1895.00

 

1910.00

 

 

 

 

 

1975.00

 

1990.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

1895.00

 

1910.00

 

 

 

 

 

1975.00

 

1990.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illegible

 

PWT Data

 

TDMA

 

1910.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920.00

 

 

 

 

 

PCS World

 

 

Illegible

 

PWT Voice

 

TDMA

 

1920.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930.00

 

 

 

 

 

PCS World

 

 

D Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1865.00

 

1870.00

 

 

 

 

 

1945.00

 

1950.00

 

 

 

 

 

Omnipoint

 

 

D Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

TDMA

 

1865.00

 

1870.00

 

 

 

 

 

1945.00

 

1950.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

1865.00

 

1870.00

 

 

 

 

 

1945.00

 

1950.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1885.00

 

1890.00

 

 

 

 

 

1965.00

 

1970.00

 

 

 

 

 

AT&T

 

 

E Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

TDMA

 

1885.00

 

1890.00

 

 

 

 

 

1965.00

 

1970.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

1885.00

 

1890.00

 

 

 

 

 

1965.00

 

1970.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Block PCS 1900

 

GSM

 

TDMA

 

1890.00

 

1895.00

 

 

 

 

 

1970.00

 

1975.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Block PCS TDMA

 

IS-136

 

TDMA

 

1890.00

 

1895.00

 

 

 

 

 

1970.00

 

1975.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F Block PCS CDMA

 

IS-95

 

CDMA

 

1890.00

 

1895.00

 

 

 

 

 

1970.00

 

1975.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onts

 

Wireless LAN

 

IEEE 802.11

 

OSSS

 

2400.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2483.00

 

 

 

 

 

PCS World

MSS

 

Mobile Satellite Service

 

L-Band

 

 

 

1000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000.00

 

 

 

 

 

To Be

MSS

 

MSS, NASA, & Research

 

S-Band

 

 

 

2000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4000.00

 

 

 

 

 

Determined

FSS

 

Fixed Sal & Microwave

 

C-Band

 

 

 

4000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8000.00

 

 

 

 

 

LED

 

 

National Information Infrastructure

 

Future IEEE

 

CDMA(P)

 

5150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5350.00

 

 

 

 

 

PCS World

 

 

National Information Infrastructure

 

Future IEEE

 

CDMA(P)

 

5750.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5875.00

 

 

 

 

 

PCS World

FSS

 

Military, Earth Exp. & Mot.

 

X-Band

 

 

 

8000.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12500.00