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Reminder: Mobile ETCs Must Begin Using a Portion of their Legacy High-Cost Support For 5G

Please be reminded that competitive eligible telecommunications carriers receiving legacy high-cost support for mobile wireless service (“Legacy CETCs”) must begin using a percentage of their support toward 5G service. Specifically, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) requires Legacy CETCs to use at least one-third of their legacy support received in 2021, at least two-thirds […]

PAL Channel Assignments Announced

Please be advised that the SAS administrators have released the final PAL channel assignments. You can login to the portal to review your assignments. Please note that you will have other opportunities to request a channel swap, with the next opportunity occurring late September or early October, 2021. If your license(s) has/have been granted by […]

FCC Announces COVID-19 Telehealth Round 2 Application Window

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that the application filing window for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program (“Program”) will open on Tuesday April 29, 2021 at 12 PM ET and will close on May 6, 2021 at 12 PM ET. Eligible non-profit and public health care providers may apply for up to $1 […]

Extending PAL Channel Swapping Window

Please note that the SAS administrators have extended the deadline for submitting channel swap requests. You now have until April 13th. Below please find the entire email: Dear All, Due to requests from some of the licensees, and to allow handling the optimizations we have recommended to the channel assignments in some counties (and communicated […]

Preparing for the Transition to 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) established 988 as the new nationwide phone number to connect Americans in crisis to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (“NSPL”). The rules require that all phone providers direct all 988 calls to the NSPL by July 16, 2022. This requires that all providers implement 10-digit dialing in areas […]

Initial PAL Channel Assignments Completed

Please be advised that the SAS administrators have completed the process for initial channel assignments. To view your initial channel assignments, login to the channel mapping portal: https://cbrs.PALChannelMapping.com/. Please note that you have until April 9, 2021 to request a channel swap. Below is the full email from the SAS administrators: Dear All, Thanks to […]

Review Accuracy of PAL Channel Preferences by March 19, 2021

Please be advised that the SAS Administrators have successfully completed the process for licensees providing their channel mapping and geo-contiguity preferences. Please login to the PAL Channel Assignment Portal to review your preferences and make sure the information is correct. You have until March 19, 2021 to check this information. The SAS intends to submit […]

FCC Releases List of Communications Equipment and Services That Pose a National Security Risk

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) is required under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (“Secure Networks Act”) to publish a list of communications equipment and services (“Covered List”) that are deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States. The Supply Chain Second Report and […]

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC to Host a Webinar on Stimulus Opportunities, Including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, UPDATED with American Rescue Act Funding Information

Please join CCA’s Tim Donovan and H&W’s Dee Herman, Clare Andonov and Hilary Rosenthal on March 18, 2021 at 2 pm eastern for a free webinar on the federal funding currently available for broadband operators through the ARA, CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Specifically, among other programs, CCA’s Tim Donovan will discuss […]

Herman & Whiteaker, LLC to Host a Webinar on Stimulus Opportunities, Including the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Please join the Herman & Whiteaker team on March 18, 2021 at 2 pm eastern for a free webinar on the federal funding currently available for broadband operators through the CARES Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Specifically, among other programs, the H&W team will discuss the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, the COVID-19 Telehealth […]