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REMINDER: Comments on C-Band Auction Procedures Due May 1, 2020

Last month, the Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice seeking comments on procedures for Auction 107, the auction of 5,684 overlay licenses in the 3.7-3.98 GHz band (“Lower C-band”).  Comments on the proposed Auction 107 procedures are due May 1, 2020 and reply comments are due May 15, 2020.  Please see below for Herman & Whiteaker’s summary of the […]

FCC Issues Waiver Allowing CETCs Flexibility For Use Of Legacy High-Cost Support

The Wireline Competition Bureau (the “Bureau”) has waived, on its own motion, the geographic restriction on competitive eligible telecommunications carriers’ (“ETCs”) use of legacy high-cost universal service support until June 30, 2020.  The Federal Communications Commission (“Commission”) rules require all legacy high-cost support to be used in a particular service area, but the temporary waiver of […]

FCC Permits Rural Providers To Waive Certain Consumer Fees In Response to COVID-19

The Wireline Competition Bureau granted two requests to waive the Federal Communications Commission’s tariffing rules, allowing rate-of-return carriers to meet the Commission’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In granting the waiver requests, the Commission permits tariff revisions that allow rural broadband and phone providers to waive consumer fees for late payments, installations, and […]