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Are there licensing requirements for satellite installations?

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In addition to contacting the local utility company, satellite installations require registration / licensing on all levels of government: municipal (local), state and federal.

Contact the town in which the business will be based for local permits, requirements, and inspections.

Utility Company
United Illuminating Company (UI) 1-800-676-7052 or visit
Eversource Toll Free 800-286-2000.  Hartford area 860-947-2000 or visit

Cable installation requires an electrical contractor license through the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.   Contractors need to pass the electrical contractor exam given by PSI licensure:certification (1-800-733-9267, or visit  Contact the agency: (860) 713-6135, or visit 

The Federal Communications Commission is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. International licensing inquires should be directed to the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.  Contact the agency:  1-888-225-5322, 202-418-0437 (International Bureau), 1-866-418-0232 or visit

Also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): (202) 326-2222, or visit  Note: Email is not secure.  Confidential information should be marked "Confidential" and sent via regular mail.

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