Archive for March 2020 | Monthly archive page

REMINDER: The deadline to challenge the initial list of eligible census blocks for the RDOF Phase I auction is Friday, April 10.

If your company wants to challenge an area that it covers and that should not be listed as eligible for the RDOF Phase I auction you will need to update the company’s Form 477 data first and then file comments demonstrating that the Form 477 has been updated to show the area is covered. Please contact […]

PALs Auction (Auction 105) Deadlines Pushed Back Due to Pandemic

Today, the Office of Economics and Analytics and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) announced that it will postpone the auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) for the 3550-3650 MHz band (“Auction 105”) until July 23, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Accordingly, all other dates and deadlines related to Auction 105 […]

FCC Extends Transition Deadline for Licensees in 3650-3700 MHz Band

Licensees in 3650-3700 MHz Band Given 6 Month Extension to Transition to Part 96 ___________________________________________________ Yesterday, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) granted a blanket extension (“Extension”), on its own motion, to extend the deadline for certain Part 90 licensees in the 3650-3700 MHz band to transition to Part […]

Join Us to Discuss the Upcoming Auction 105 of Priority Access Licenses in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

Join Herman & Whiteaker, LLC (“H&W”) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11 AM Eastern for a free webinar to hear from H&W’s Dee Herman, Greg Whiteaker and Clare Liedquist Andonov and Nokia’s Amit Patel as they discuss the latest developments and opportunities in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) band, including the upcoming Auction 105 of county-sized […]

FCC Releases Preliminary List and Map of Eligible Areas for RDOF Phase I

FCC Conducts Limited Challenge Process With April 10, 2020 Deadline ___________________________________________________ Today the Wireline Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released the preliminary list of census blocks and a map of areas that have been deemed initially eligible for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) Phase I auction (Auction 904).  The list of […]

Non-Nationwide CMRS Provider E911 Location Accuracy 70% and 80% Benchmark Compliance Deadlines and Certification Reminder

This is a reminder that non-nationwide CMRS providers must meet increased E911 location accuracy benchmarks based on the deployment of Voice over Long Term Evolution (“VoLTE”). VoLTE Already Deployed  70% Benchmark Compliance Deadline:  April 3, 2020 Certification of Compliance Due:  June 2, 2020 80% Benchmark Compliance Deadline:  April 3, 2021 Certification of Compliance Due:  June 2, 2021   Non-nationwide CMRS […]

Short-Form Applications due April 9 for CBRS PALs Auction

Join Us For a Webinar on March 25 at 11 AM, ET ___________________________________________________ On March 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) released the Public Notice announcing application and bidding procedures for the upcoming Auction 105 of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) in the Citizen Broadband Radio Service (“CBRS”) (3550-3700 MHz).  Auction 105 marks the Commission’s […]

C-Band Auction A Go as FCC Seeks Comment on Auction Procedures

(GN Docket No. 18-122; AU Docket No. 20-25) ___________________________________________________ At its Open Meeting on February 28, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) approved a Report and Order and Proposed Order of Modification (“Order”) adopting rules to clear spectrum in the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band (the “C-band”) in order to conduct an auction […]

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Begins October 22, 2020

The auction for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) support is expected to begin October 22, 2020, with a preliminary list of eligible areas for Phase I portion of the auction expected to be released soon.  The list of Phase I eligible areas will be based on current Form 477 data, which list will be subject to […]