FCC Announcements

INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR 600 MHZ LICENSES ARE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. (DA No. 17-1000) October 12, 2017 00:00

Public Notice announcing that certain 600 MHz long-form applications from Auction 1002 are accepted for filing. 
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FOR 3.5 GHZ BAND, WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY ESTABLISH GN DOCKET NO. 17-258. (DA No. 17-965). (Dkt No 17-258 ). October 03, 2017 14:47

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FCC RELEASES 20TH ANNUAL MOBILE WIRELESS COMPETITION REPORT. News Release. (Dkt No 17-69 ). September 27, 2017 19:08

Adopted:  09/26/2017. 
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PROCEDURES FOR COMMISSION REVIEW OF STATE OPT-OUT REQUESTS FROM THE FIRSTNET RADIO ACCESS NETWORK. September 14, 2017 00:00

Order adopting remaining procedures for Commission review of state opt-out requests from the FirstNet Radio Access Network. (Dkt No.  16-269 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  09/14/2017 by ORDER. (FCC No. 17-116).  
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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PROCESS FOR RELICENSING 700 MHZ SPECTRUM IN UNSERVED AREAS. (DA No. 17-810). (Dkt No 06-150 ). August 29, 2017 00:00

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DOMESTIC SECTION 214 APPLICATION FILED FOR THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF FIBER TECHNOLOGIES NETWORKS, L.L.C., LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS I, LLC, AND LIGHTOWER FIBER NETWORKS II, LLC TO CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP. August 23, 2017 00:00

(DA No.  17-794). (Dkt No 17-204 )  NON-STREAMLINED PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED. Comments Due:  09/06/2017. Reply Comments Due:  09/13/2017.
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PETITION FOR RULEMAKING TO AMEND AND MODERNIZE PARTS 25 AND 101 TO AUTHORIZE AND FACILITATE THE DEPLOYMENT OF LICENSED POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT FIXED WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICE IN THE 3700-4200 MHZ BAND.(Dkt No. RM-11791 ). (DA No. 17-788). August 18, 2017 11:43

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INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR 600 MHZ LICENSES ARE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. (DA No. 17-742). August 09, 2017 00:00


WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SEEK COMMENT ON PETITIONS FOR RULEMAKING REGARDING THE CITIZENS BROADBAND RADIO SERVICE. (DA No. 17-609). August 08, 2017 00:00

(Dkt No RM-11788 RM-11789 12-354 ). Comments Due:  07/24/2017. Reply Comments Due:  08/08/2017.  

AMERICAN SAMOA TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHOIRTY - PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION, REQUEST FOR WAIVER, AND REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME (CALLSIGNS WQNF697, WQNF698, WQNF699, WQNF700, WQNF703, AND WQNF705. August 07, 2017 00:00

Reinstates ASTCA PCS Licenses and Grants Construction Waiver. Action by:  Chief, Mobility Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau by LETTER. (DA No. 17-570).  WTB 

REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES GOVERNING THE 896-901/935-940 MHZ BAND. August 04, 2017 00:00

This Notice of Inquiry begins a proceeding to examine the potential for reviewing and potentially expanding technical and operational flexibility and improving efficiency in the 896-901/935-940 MHz band (900 MHz band). (Dkt No.  RM-11755 17-200 RM-11738 ). Action by:  the Commission. Comments Due:  09/18/2017. Reply Comments Due:  10/18/2017. 

TECHNICAL GUIDE ON PROPOSED BIDDING PROCEDURES FOR THE CONNECT AMERICA FUND PHASE II AUCTION (AUCTION 903). (DA No. 17-733). (Dkt No 17-182 10-90 ) August 04, 2017 00:00

Provides examples and additional technical and mathematical detail regarding the proposed bidding procedures for Auction 903. 

FCC TAKES NEXT STEP TOWARD $2 BILLION RURAL BROADBAND EXPANSION. (Dkt No 17-182 10-90 ) August 04, 2017 00:00

This Public Notice initiates the pre-auction process for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction to award up to $1.98 billion over 10 years to providers committing to offer fixed voice and broadband services in unserved high-cost areas. Comments Due:  09/18/2017. Reply Comments Due:  10/18/2017. (FCC No. 17-101).  WCB WTB 

AMENDMENT OF PTS 1, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 90, 95, & 101 TO ESTABLISH UNIFORM LICENSE RENEWAL, DISCONTINUANCE OF OPERATION, AND GEOGRAPHIC PARTITIONING AND SPECTRUM DISAGGREGATION RULES AND POLICIES FOR CERTAIN WIRELESS RADIO SERVICES, WT DOCKET NO. 10-112. August 03, 2017 00:00

Streamline and harmonize construction, license renewal, and service continuity rules for Wireless Radio Services (WRS) licensees so that spectrum is used effectively to benefit all Americans. (Dkt No.  10-112 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  08/03/2017 by R&O. (FCC No. 17-105).  WTB 

EXPANDING FLEXIBLE USE IN MID-BAND SPECTRUM BETWEEN 3.7 AND 24 GHZ. Initiates a new inquiry seeking comment on ways to expand opportunities for next-generation services, particularly wireless broadband services in mid-band spectrum (Dkt No. 17-183 ). August 03, 2017 00:00

Action by:  the Commission. Comments Due:  10/02/2017. Reply Comments Due:  11/01/2017. Adopted:  08/03/2017 by NOI. (FCC No. 17-104). 

FCC ADOPTS UNIFORM FRAMEWORK FOR WIRELESS RADIO SERVICES LICENSE RENEWALS TO ENSURE RESPONSIBLE USE OF SPECTRUM. News Release. (Dkt No 10-112 ). August 03, 2017 00:00


FCC OPENS INQUIRY INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEXT-GENERATION SERVICES IN MID-BAND SPECTRUM. News Release. (Dkt No 17-183 ) August 03, 2017 00:00


FCC TAKES NEXT STEP TOWARD $2 BILLION RURAL BROADBAND EXPANSION. Innovative Connect America Fund Phase II Reverse Auction Planned for 2018. News Release. (Dkt No 17-182 ). August 03, 2017 00:00


INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR 600 MHZ LICENSES ARE ACCEPTED FOR FILING. (DA No. 17-598). July 24, 2017 00:00


FCC ENABLES INVESTMENTS IN AND PROVISIONING OF MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICES IN THE 800 MHZ CELLULAR BAND. News Release. (Dkt No RM-11510 12-40 RM-11660 ) July 23, 2017 00:00


PROCEDURES FOR COMMISSION REVIEW OF STATE OPT-OUT REQUESTS FROM THE FIRSTNET RADIO ACCESS NETWORK. July 22, 2017 00:00

This Report and Order adopts procedures for administering the state opt-out process as provided under the Public Safety Spectrum Act, as well as delineating the specific standards by which the Commission will evaluate state opt-out applications. (Dkt No.  16-269 ).

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS AND STRAIGHT PATH COMMUNICATIONS SEEK FCC CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER OF CONTROL OF LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE, 39 GHZ, 3650-3700 MHZ, AND FIXED POINT TO POINT MICROWAVE LICENSES. (DA No. 17-705) July 21, 2017 00:00


INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANT 600 MHZ LICENSES. (DA No. 17-693). July 19, 2017 00:00


PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO CMRS PROVIDERS REGARDING UPCOMING E911 INDOOR LOCATION ACCURACY REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (DA No. 17-675). (Dkt No 07-114 ) July 13, 2017 22:57

PSHSB provides a revised reporting template for CMRS providers to use in filing their periodic E911 location accuracy live call data reports.  PSHSB .