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FCC Releases List of Communications Equipment and Services That Pose a National Security Risk

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) is required under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (“Secure Networks Act”) to publish a list of communications equipment and services (“Covered List”) that are deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States. The Supply Chain Second Report and […]

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC to Host a Webinar on Stimulus Opportunities, Including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, UPDATED with American Rescue Act Funding Information

Please join CCA’s Tim Donovan and H&W’s Dee Herman, Clare Andonov and Hilary Rosenthal on March 18, 2021 at 2 pm eastern for a free webinar on the federal funding currently available for broadband operators through the ARA, CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Specifically, among other programs, CCA’s Tim Donovan will discuss […]

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC to Host a Webinar on Stimulus Opportunities, Including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Please join the Herman & Whiteaker team on March 18, 2021 at 2 pm eastern for a free webinar on the federal funding currently available for broadband operators through the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Specifically, among other programs, the H&W team will discuss the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the COVID-19 Telehealth […]

FCC Announces Preliminary EBB Program Dates to Establish Eligibility

Operators that provide Lifeline service or provide service to low-income customers are likely eligible to participate in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program (“EBB”), which provides a subsidy to carriers so that they can discount the monthly rate charged to an eligible household for broadband service. As part of EBB implementation, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” […]

FCC Releases Draft Rules and Auction Procedures for the 3.45 GHz – 3.55 GHz Band, Auction 110

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a draft Report and Order (“Order”),1 which if adopted, would make 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for flexible use wireless services. At the same time, the Commission released a draft Public Notice (“PN”)2 which sets out proposals for bidding procedures for […]

Accessibility Recordkeeping Compliance Certifications and Contact Information Due April 1, 2021

All service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to Sections 255, 716 and 718 of the Communications Act must maintain records of their efforts to make their telecommunications services and equipment, advanced communications services and equipment, and Internet browsers built into mobile phones accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Communications Act […]

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC to Host a Webinar on Stimulus Opportunities, Including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Please join the Herman & Whiteaker team on March 18, 2021 at 2 pm eastern for a free webinar on the federal funding currently available for broadband operators through the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Specifically, among other programs, the H&W team will discuss the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the COVID-19 Telehealth […]

FCC Adopts Rules to Establish Federal Fund for Broadband Discount to Households

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (“EBBP”) was established in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (“CAA”) to provide a $50 discount to eligible households ($75 per household on tribal lands) to help pay for broadband services. The EBBP will also provide a one-time discount of up to $100 for a computer or tablet to qualifying […]

Ownership Changes Must Be Reported in the FCC’s Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) System

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a reminder that all parties to transfers of ownership of registered wireless communications towers must maintain accurate records in the FCC’s Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) system. Parties to these transactions are asked to complete a change of ownership application in ASR as part […]

PAL Assignment Deadline Extended to March 5, 2021

Please be advised that the SAS Administrators have extended the PAL Channel Assignment process. You now have until March 5, 2021 to enter your PAL channel preferences. The anticipated PAL commercial deployment is still April 15, 2021. Below is the full email from the SAS Administrators. Dear CBRS PAL Licensee, We hope by now you […]