FCC Announcements

THE FCC'S OFFICE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY SEEKS COMMENT ON TECHNOLOGICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC) SPECTRUM POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS. (DA No. 17-1165). (Dkt No 17-340 ) December 04, 2017 09:51

The Office of Engineering and Technology seeks comment on spectrum policy recommendations that the FCC's Technological Advisory Council (TAC) has made to the FCC through its Chairman and has elaborated on in more detail through several white papers. Comments Due:  01/31/2018. 
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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVISED 800 MHZ CELLULAR SERVICE RULES THAT REQUIRED OMB APPROVAL. (DA No. 17-1136). (Dkt No 10-112 12-40 ) November 30, 2017 10:17

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APPLICATION OF CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS AND XO HOLDINGS FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF LOCAL MULTIPOINT DISTRIBUTION SERVICE AND 39 GHS LICENSES. November 29, 2017 10:24

Order granting consent to transfer control of millimeter wave license from Nextlink to Verizon Wireless. Action by:  Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted:  11/29/2017 by MO&O. (DA No. 17-1154).  
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USE OF SPECTRUM BANDS ABOVE 24 GHZ FOR MOBILE RADIO SERVICES. November 22, 2017 10:20

This item expands the Commission's efforts to open high-frequency spectrum for next-generation wireless services. It maintains the spectrum allocations the Commission adopted in 2016 and makes 1.7 GHz of new spectrum available for flexible wireless use.. (Dkt No.  97-95 14-177 15-256 10-112 ). Action by:  the Commission. Comments Due:  01/23/2018. Reply Comments Due:  02/22/2017. 
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FCC TAKES STEPS TO FACILITATE NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SPECTRUM ABOVE 24 GHZ. (Dkt No 97-95 14-177 15-256 10-112) November 17, 2017 10:56

Adopted:  11/16/2017. 
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FCC STREAMLINES RULES TO SPEED TRANSITION TO MODERN BROADBAND NETWORKS. (Dkt No 17-84 ) November 17, 2017 10:52

Adopted:  11/16/2017. 
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FCC STREAMLINES REVIEW PROCESS FOR REPLACEMENT UTILITY POLES TO FACILITATE BUILD OUT OF NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE (Dkt No 17-79) November 17, 2017 00:00

Adopted:  11/16/2017
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INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE AND WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANT 600 MHZ LICENSES. (DA No. 17-1075) November 01, 2017 10:28

Public Notice announcing that certain 600 MHz long-form applications from Auction 1002 are granted.  
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APPLICATIONS OF LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, INC. AND CENTURYLINK, INC. FOR CONSENT TO TRANSFER CONTROL OF LICENSES AND AUTHORIZATIONS. October 31, 2017 09:54

Granted the applications by Level 3 and CenturyLink seeking approval to transfer control of licenses and authorizations in connection with CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3, subject to certain conditions.. (Dkt No.  16-403 ).

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FCC SEEKS COMMENT ON PROMOTING INVESTMENT IN THE 3.5 GHZ BAND. October 25, 2017 13:31

News Release. (Dkt No 17-258 ). Adopted:  10/24/2017. 
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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. 17-1000) 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