Archive for December 2022 | Monthly archive page

Reminder: January 8, 2023, Final Transition Deadline in the 3650 – 3700 MHz Band for Part 90, Subpart Z Licensees

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau reminds part 90, subpart Z wireless broadband licensees in the 3650 – 3700 MHz band that January 8, 2023 is the latest possible transition deadline for such licensees to either complete their transition to the part 96 Citizens Broadband Radio Service or discontinue operations in the band. Absent a request for […]

Second Broadband Data Collection Filing Window Opens January 3, 2023 Broadband Availability Data as of December 31, 2022 Due No Later Than March 1, 2023

Facilities-based broadband data service providers may begin to submit and file broadband availability data in the Broadband Data Collection system beginning January 3, 2023 for location and service data as of December 31, 2022. The Fabric, which is the foundation for fixed broadband data availability, has been updated with additional data sources and improvements for […]

FCC Sunsets Form 477 for Broadband Deployment Data Collection Effective December 16, 2022

The FCC has sunset the Form 477 for reporting broadband deployment data effective as of December 16, 2022. Going forward, providers must use the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing system to report both subscription and availability data. Specifically, beginning with data as of December 31, 2022, providers must use the BDC system to submit: (1) […]

REMINDER: Hearing Aid Compatibility Certifications Due January 31, 2023 (Filing Window Opens Tuesday, January 3, 2023)

Wireless service providers (including de minimis wireless service providers) must file their annual Hearing Aid Compatibility Certifications with the FCC for the calendar year 2022 reporting period by January 31, 2023 (by midnight ET). The filing window will open Tuesday, January 3, 2023[1]. The FCC Form 855 certification and instructions can be found here. Service […]

FCC Recommends Submission of Challenges No Later Than January 13, 2023 Broadband Providers Encouraged to Review Broadband Availability Maps

The FCC has opened the window for broadband providers and other interested entities to submit challenges to the broadband mapping data. While the windows for submitting challenges to the broadband availability maps and Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (“Fabric”) will remain open on an ongoing and rolling basis, the FCC and NTIA are encouraging interested entities […]