FCC's NEW FILING FEES GO INTO EFFECT.
All FCC filings submitted after April 19, 2022 fall under the new fee schedule. Many changes - some increases, some decreases and fees for filings not required before!
FCC to implement new fee structure in the fourth quarter of 2022?
This will be the first change since 2018. The agency is suggesting a new approach to fees. In lieu of having different fees per radio service, the proposal is to have a specific fee per service (new, renewal, modification, assignment, STA, etc.) per radio Bureaus. Specifically, license applications for the the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau will have a set fee for Applications for New, Renewal and Major modifications regardless if the service is for land mobile, aviation, microwave or marine services.
FCC issues NPRM (FCC 21-123) proposing rule changes effecting the Low-Earth Orbit Satellite.
The Commissioners unanimously agreed in issuing a Notice of Proposed Rule Making which will be designed to assist in the licensing standards and requirements for the operations of Low-Earth Orbit Satellite. The proposed revisions to its current rules for spectrum sharing among non-geostationary satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service (NGSO FSS) systems. The proposed revisions would seek to facilitate the deployment of the new generation of Low-Earth Orbit Satellite systems, including new competitors. The new generation low-Earth orbit satellite systems can provide broadband services with dramatically higher speeds and lower latency than previous satellite broadband offerings.
FCC to vote on 5G Upgrade at its June 9, 2020 Chairmen meeting.
There is discussion on the impact of tower owners, number of cabinets and distance between transmit antennas.
FCC Fee Change - Update
The Agency made a submission of proposed regulatory fees in 2018. However, congress was busy with its agenda. In 2020, the annual submission may impact both regulatory and processing fees. The FCC submitted, for consideration, an Amendment to the initial Report and order in December, 2020. To date, no further action has been taken.
FAA releases new Advisory Circular regarding HOR bill
Effective October 8, 2016, The FAA released a superseding Advisory Circular implementing changes related to the new bill from the House of Representatives.
FCC Limits Announces Plans to Dismiss Renewal Only Applications for Wide Band ONLY Emission Operation
The FCC announced it will plan to dismiss applications seeking Renewal Only of VHF and UHF stations reflecting operations employing bandwidths greater than 12.5 kHz. The agency will permit you to seek renewal with modification to reflect the new emission designator, or, for data only operations meeting 4800 bps per 6.25 kHz bandwidth.
The Agency is also encouraging licensees to use the renewal process to remove all reference to wide-band emission designators not authorized by waiver or rule.
Registration for Signal Boosters REQUIRED:
FCC, on January 8, 2014, made available on-line filing software for users of Part 90 Class B Signal Boosters to register locations. Existing users have until November 1, 2014 to register and "new" operations after the November 2014 date will be required to register prior to use of the Class B Boosters. The FCC has announce unregistered operations will be unauthorized and subject to actions by the Enforcement Bureau.
Part 90 Class A (narrowband) operations are exempt.
Conditional Temporary Authority for above 470 MHz Extended!
The FCC recently granted an extension, requested by the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, for Conditional Temporary Authority (CTA) for operations of Part 90 radio systems, operating above 470 MHz, while applications, submitted prior to December 31, 2013, are processed. The CTA is extended through June 30, 2014.
Previous Speaking Engagements
SCADA TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2018! FCC-FAA Licensing presented a session at the SCADA Technology Summit in Chicago, IL.
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a Round Table Discussion: "Got Questions?" We will discuss Towers, FAA, FCC, TCNs, NPA and of course, FCC Licensing. Come see us on April 25th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in room 320-B.
SCADA TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2016! FCC-FAA Licensing presented a session at the SCADA Technology Summit in Houston, TX.
SCADA TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2016!
FCC-FAA Licensing presented a session at the SCADA Technology Summit at The Green Valley Ranch Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, NV in November.
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in an informal roundtable in the Exhibition Hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX on Thursday April 28 from 10:30am to 11:30am.
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in the panel "Frequency Coordination & FCC Compliance" Roundtable on Wednesday, March 23 in room N255 at 2:45 pm in Vegas.
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at IWCE 2015 in Houston, Texas on April 10, 2015. The Panel "Stay out of the FCC's Dog House"
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at OilComm 2015 in Las Vegas on FCC Compliance.
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at OilComm 2014 in Houston, Texas on November 15, 2014. The Panel "Stay out of the FCC's Dog House"
FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at IWCE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28. The Panel "Make your voice heard at the FCC"
Superseding Treaty with Canada:
8/20/2013, FCC released News Release announcing superseding Treaty with Canada for shared use of the following bands: 454/459.6625-454/459.9875 MHz, 935/896-940/901 MHz and 70/80/90 GHz.
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