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FCC Reminds Operators to Register Earth Stations; Seeks Comments on Flexible Use in 3.7-4.2 GHz Band

FCC Reminds Earth Station Operators to Register by October 17, 2018; Seeks Comment on Flexible Use in the 3.7-4.2 GHz Band (GN Docket No. 18-122; GN Docket No. 17-183; RM-11791; RM-11778)   The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) has adopted an Order (“Order“) collecting information on satellite usage of the 3.7 to 4.2 […]

FY 2018 Regulatory Fees Due September 25, 2018

FY 2018 REGULATORY FEES DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Payment of all FY 2018 annual regulatory fees is due Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by 11:59 PM (ET). Payments must be made electronically by the payment due date, or a twenty-five percent (25%) late payment penalty will be imposed. The FCC may also impose penalties for any data omissions, […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Rural Telehealth Initiative

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) has adopted a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI“) seeking comments on its proposal to create a “Connected Care Pilot Program,” a Universal Service Fund (“USF”) program to promote the use of telehealth services among low-income consumers, particularly veterans and those in rural parts of the United States.  Broadband-enabled telehealth […]

Upcoming Webinar Re: Auctions of the 28 GHz band (Auction 101) and the 24 GHz band (Auction 102)

Join Us to Discuss The Upcoming 28 GHz and 24 GHz Band Auctions Join Herman & Whiteaker, LLC on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 11 AM EDT for a free webinar to hear from Dee Herman, Principal, Greg Whiteaker, Principal, and Molly O’Conor, Associate with Herman & Whiteaker, LLC and David Fritz, Senior Consulting Engineer with […]

Upfront Payment & Minimum Opening Bid Info for Auction 101 and Auction 102

The Short-Form Application for participation in Auctions 101 (28 GHz) and 102 (24 GHz) are due by September 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM, ET. On August 3, 2018, the Commission released a list of upfront payments and minimum opening bids by licenses for Auction 101. On August 10, the Commission released the list of upfront […]

Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auctions 101 (28 GHz) and 102 (24 GHz)

(Bidding in Auction 101 Scheduled to Begin November 14, 2018) Public Notice – AU Docket No. 18-85 On August 3, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) released the Public Notice announcing application and bidding procedures for the upcoming auctions of Upper Microwave Flexible Use Service (“UMFUS”) licenses in the 28 GHz and […]

Tribal Nations Challenge New Rules That Remove Upfront Tribal Fees and Exclude Small Cells from Section 106 and NEPA Review

On March 30, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) released the Second Report and Order in which it amended and clarified the review processes under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (“NEPA”).  Specifically, the Commission clarified that the deployment of small wireless facilities (“Small Cells”) by non-Federal entities […]

FCC Establishes Pleading Cycle in T-Mobile/Sprint Proceeding

Petitions to Deny must be filed by August 27, 2018 As many of you may know, T-Mobile and Sprint filed applications seeking Commission consent to transfer control of licenses, authorizations and spectrum leases to each other as part of their plan to merge. Yesterday, the FCC released a Public Notice establishing the pleading cycle for this […]

Webinar Special: Join Us For the Latest Developments on 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz CBRS

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:30 EDT This Webinar is presented by Core Telecom Systems and Herman & Whiteaker, LLC. Please join us on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:30 EDT to hear from Clare Liedquist, Associate Attorney with Herman & Whiteaker, LLC, as she discusses the latest developments with the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) […]

Transparency Requirements in the Restoring Internet Freedom Order Become Effective June 11, 2018

ISPs Must Disclose Information About Service On June 11, 2018, the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (“Order”)[1] becomes effective. This Order reinstates the information service classification for broadband Internet access service and the private mobile service classification for mobile broadband Internet access service.[2] The Order also reinstates the transparency rule adopted in the 2010 Open Internet Order, with minor adjustments. Small providers […]