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C-Band Auction 107 Short-Form Application Window Now Open – Applications to Participate Due September 22

C-Band Auction 107 Short-Form Application Window Now Open – Applications to Participate Due September 22 Reminder: Applications to participate in Auction 107 for the 3.7 to 3.98 GHz band must be filed by September 22. Please see below for more details. The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Public Notice announcing the […]

C-Band Satellite Lump Sum Election Relocation Deadline Set for September

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 […]

REMINDER: Certain AWS-1 and AWS-3 Licensees Must Make Build-Out Showings in 2021

In 2021, many AWS-1 and AWS-3 licensees will be required to demonstrate that they met end-of-term or interim build-out requirements. Licensees holding AWS-1 licenses that the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) initially granted in 2006, must demonstrate that they have met end-of-term buildout requirements by their license expiration dates in 2021. Licensees holding AWS-3 […]

Auction 107 for Licenses in the 3.7-3.98 GHz “C-Band” to Begin December 8, 2020; Short Form Applications Due September 22, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Public Notice announcing the dates, and application and bidding procedures for Auction 107, the C-band auction, which is scheduled to begin on December 8, 2020.[1] This auction will offer 5,684 flexible-use overlay licenses for spectrum in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band. Existing earth station satellite licensees […]

The 3.45-3.55 MHz Band to be Freed Up for Commercial Use

The White House and the Department of Defense have announced plans to make 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for commercial use. These frequencies are adjacent to the 3.5 GHz CBRS band that is currently being auctioned. Together with CBRS and the 3.7-3.98 GHz C-Band spectrum, scheduled to be auctioned […]

FCC Expands Z-Axis Vertical Location Accuracy Requirements To All CMRS Providers

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) has released its Sixth Report and Order and Order on Reconsideration (“Order”), in which it has expanded the current vertical location accuracy requirements[2] using a z-axis metric or dispatchable location for Enhanced 911 (“E911”) calls to all Commercial Mobile Radio Service (“CMRS”) providers. Specifically, CMRS providers that […]

FCC Adopts New Rules For More Precise Broadband Mapping

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Second Report and Order (“Order”) and Third Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”)[1] in which it has expanded its current rules and procedures on data collection on the availability of broadband services.[2] The new rules adopted in the Order will help to better identify geographic […]

FCC Releases Auction Procedures Public Notice For the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction

Short-Form Application Window Opens:  July 1, 2020 Short-Form Window Closes:  July 15, 2020 Auction Scheduled to Begin:  October 29, 2020   The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Public Notice setting forth the final auction procedures for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) Auction Phase I (“Auction 904”), scheduled to begin on October 29, 2020.  The […]

FCC Proposes to Begin RDOF Auction on October 29, 2020, Proposed Application Deadline July 15

FCC To Vote on RDOF Schedule and Procedures   The Federal Communications Commission ( “FCC”) is scheduled to vote at its June 9, 2020 Open Meeting on the final procedures for the first phase of the Rural Development Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) auction (Auction 904), which will provide $16 billion to expand broadband at minimum speeds […]

Supply Chain Data Collection Deadline

Supply Chain Data Collection Deadline For Inventory of Potentially Prohibited Equipment and Services Data Due May 22, 2020   In an Order adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) in November 2019, the FCC directed the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Office of Economics and Analytics to collect information regarding potentially prohibited equipment existing in […]