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Herman & Whiteaker, LLC Announces The Promotion of Clare Liedquist Andonov as Principal with the Firm

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC (“H&W”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Clare Liedquist Andonov as a principal with the firm. Clare’s practice at H&W focuses on wireless and wireline broadband matters, auctions, communications towers compliance and FCC and Capitol Hill advocacy. Prior to joining H&W, Clare represented a nationwide carrier in negotiating real estate […]

Stimulus Bill Includes $7B for Broadband Funding, Including Rip and Replace, Mapping and Rural Service

The United States Congress has passed a $2.3 trillion spending package, which includes $7 billion for broadband connectivity. Specifically, the bill sets aside $1.9 billion for U.S. carriers to “rip and replace” Huawei and ZTE equipment pursuant to new rules implemented by the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”). $3.2 billion is allocated toward low-income broadband access, […]

FCC Approves $9 Billion 5G Fund

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has established a $9 billion 5G Fund to bring additional mobile wireless broadband and voice service to rural America. The 5G Fund Report and Order (“Order”) provides for two phases of support, each with ten-year terms. Phase I will make $8 billion available to rural areas that lack […]

Senate Confirms Nathan Simington to Federal Communications Commission, Likely Deadlocking the FCC for the Foreseeable Future

On Tuesday the Senate voted to confirm Republican Nathan Simington, who will fill Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) seat. While the Republicans currently have a 3-2 majority at the Commission, with the departure of Commissioner O’Rielly and Chairman Pai on Inauguration Day, the recent confirmation will leave the FCC deadlocked at […]

FCC Designates Portion of 5.9 GHz Band for Unlicensed Use

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has adopted a First Report and Order (“Order”) in which it repurposes 45-megahertz (5.850-5.895 GHz) of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for unlicensed use and designates the upper 30 megahertz of the band (5.895-5.925 GHz) for Intelligent Transportation System (“ITS”) use. The Order gives unlicensed operators immediate […]

5G Fund Webinar – FCC Approves $9B for Wireless Broadband, Learn How to Get Ready to Qualify and Receive Funds

Please join Herman & Whiteaker’s Clare Liedquist, Airspan’s Matt Dorsey and Greg Piske, and SBC-Service’s Ely Compean on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12 PM eastern for a free webinar on the FCC’s 5G Fund. As you may be aware, the Federal Communications Commission will release $9 billion in federal subsidies to bring 5G wireless […]

Application Window for Connected Care Pilot Program Now Open

On November 6, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) began accepting applications for its Connected Care Pilot Program (“Pilot Program”). The filing window will remain open until Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. The Pilot Program is a three-year, $100 million program from the Universal Service Fund (“USF”) that will support […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Auction Rules for 3.45 GHz Band

On the heels of the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) auction and ahead of the 3.7 GHz C-Band auction, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Report and Order (“Order”) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”)[1] in which it adopts procedures and seeks comment on sharing the use of […]

Most 3650 MHz Operations Must Be Transitioned to CBRS by October 17, 2020

The majority of 3650 MHz licenses will expire on October 17, 2020, and most 3650 MHz operations, which currently are conducted under Part 90 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules, must be discontinued or transitioned to Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) operations under Part 96 of the rules by October 17, 2020.[1] The original […]

REMINDER: C-Band Satellite Lump Sum Relocation Deadline is Monday, September 14, 2020

The FCC has set a September 14, 2020 deadline by which an incumbent earth station licensee must notify the Commission if it wants to accept a “lump sum” amount of money in exchange for reimbursement of reasonable transition costs. Earth station licensees/operators should look carefully at the attached materials to make a decision about which […]