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REMINDER: Emergency Connectivity Fund Application Window Opens Tomorrow

The initial application window for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (“ECF”), a $7.17 billion fund set up for schools and libraries to purchase educational equipment, opens on June 29, 2021 and will remain open until August 13, 2021. Schools and libraries can submit applications through the Universal Service Administrative Company to receive money to purchase laptops […]

FCC Seeks Comment on “Rip and Replace” Application Process

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has released a Public Notice seeking comment on the application filing process for the Secure and Trusted Communications Network’s Reimbursement Program (“Reimbursement Program”). The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is also seeking comment on proposed information fields to be collected on the forms eligible providers of advanced communications services […]

REMINDER: Robocall Mitigation Program Implementation and Certifications Due June 30, 2021

Voice service providers with an extension to implement STIR/SHAKEN must implement a Robocall Mitigation Program (RMP) by June 30, 2021, and all voice service providers must file a certification and related information in the FCC’s Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD) via Beginning September 28, 2021, intermediate providers and terminating service providers will be prohibited from […]

FCC Adopts Rules for 3.45 GHz Auction Set to Start October 5, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) released a Public Notice establishing the application and bidding procedures for Auction 110. There will be 4,060 new flexible-use licenses to be auctioned in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band which are divided into ten 10-megahertz blocks by Partial Economic Areas (“PEAs”). The Short-Form Application window will open on July […]

NTIA Releases Two Notice of Funding Opportunities

The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) has released two Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), one for its Broadband Infrastructure Program and one for its Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. The Broadband Infrastructure Program is a $300 million grant program that will award grants to public-private partnerships for the deployment of fixed broadband services to eligible service […]