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FCC Seeks to Refresh Record on Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls Comments due July 11, 2022 Reply Comments due July 25, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has issued a Public Notice seeking to refresh the record on location-based routing for wireless 911 calls in light of technological improvements and industry implementation of location routing technologies since the 2018 Notice of Inquiry on Location-Based Routing for Wireless 911 Calls. The FCC seeks comment on a […]

REMINDER: June 30, 2022 STIR/SHAKEN Implementation Deadline for Non-Facilities-Based Small Providers Approaching

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has issued a Public Notice reminding non-facilities-based small voice service providers that they must implement the STIR/SHAKEN caller ID authentication framework in their Internet Protocol (“IP”) networks no later than June 30, 2022, and that they must update their certifications and associated filings in the Robocall Mitigation Database within 10 […]

Comment Deadlines Set Regarding Enhanced ACAM Support Proposal Comments due July 18, 2022 Reply Comments due August 1, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on a proposal submitted by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to create an Enhanced Alternative Connect America Model (“A-CAM”) program. The proposal would require recipients of the Enhanced A-CAM support to deploy at least 100/20 Mbps service to 90% of locations as determined by the broadband mapping Fabric in […]

FCC Announces Updated Policy on Visitors Allowing Pre-Scheduled Meetings at New L Street Headquarters

On June 9, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) headquarters at 45 L Street NE will open to visitors with scheduled appointments, lifting restrictions that have been in place since March 12, 2020. All scheduled visitors will have an FCC contact who will be responsible for escorting the visitor throughout their time at the FCC […]

NTIA Releases $42.45 B Notice of Funding Opportunity for “BEAD”

On May 13, 2022, the National Telecommunications Information Administration (“NTIA”) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (“BEAD”) program, which was created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. The Program’s principle focus will be on deploying broadband service to unserved locations (those without any broadband […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Enhanced ACAM Support

On May 20, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (“Commission” or “FCC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on a proposal by the ACAM Broadband Coalition to create an Enhanced A-CAM program, which would achieve widespread deployment of 100/20 Mbps broadband service throughout rural areas served by carriers currently receiving Alternative Connect America Model […]

FCC Makes Available Preliminary Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric To Fixed Service Providers That Have Filed Form 477 Data Providers Must Execute License Agreement with CostQuest

The Broadband Data Task Force of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) has announced that fixed broadband service providers (including both terrestrial and wireless) that filed fixed broadband deployment data in past Form 477 filings may request access to the preliminary version of the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (“Fabric”). The Fabric is a comprehensive […]

Common Carrier Annual Employment Report FCC Form 395 Due May 31, 2022

Common carrier licensees or permittees with sixteen (16) or more full-time employees must file an annual employment report (FCC Form 395, April 2021 Version) with the Federal Communications Commission by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. If the filing concerns a licensee that had fewer than sixteen (16) full-time employees during the selected payroll period, no Form […]

Join us Tomorrow, March 30th for a Free Webinar on the Upcoming Unassigned 2.5 GHz Auction (Auction 108)

Last Chance to Register! Tomorrow, March 30th at 11:00 AM ET, Herman & Whiteaker will host a free webinar on Auction 108. Nokia’s David Fritz, Alpina Capital’s Scott Soden and H&W’s Dee Herman and Clare Liedquist will discuss the overlay licenses available, valuation estimates, and an overview of the “clock-1” auction format. As a reminder, […]

Join us on March 30th for a Free Webinar on the Upcoming Unassigned 2.5 GHz Auction (Auction 108)

On Wednesday, March 30th at 11:00 AM ET, Herman & Whiteaker will host a free webinar on Auction 108. Nokia’s David Fritz, Alpina Capital’s Scott Soden and H&W’s Dee Herman and Clare Liedquist will discuss the overlay licenses available, valuation estimates, and an overview of the “clock-1” auction format. As a reminder, Auction 108 is […]