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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 […]