FCC Announcements

HO-CHUNK NATION, LUMMI INDIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL, MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION, SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, SHOSHONE-BANNOCK TRIBES, TABLE MOUNTAIN RANCHERIA, REQUESTS FOR WAIVER OF THE 2.5 GHZ RURAL TRIBAL PRIORITY WINDOW RULE November 20, 2020 09:16

WTB denies waiver requests by Ho-Chunk Nation, Lummi Indian Business Council, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, San Felipe Pueblo, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and Table Mountain Rancheria of 2.5 GHz rules. Action by: Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: 2020-11-20 by MO&O. (DA No. 20-1382). WTB. 

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AUCTION OF FLEXIBLE-USE SERVICE LICENSES IN THE 3.7-3.98 GHZ BAND; 57 APPLICANTS QUALIFIED TO BID IN AUCTION 107 November 13, 2020 14:04

(DA No. 20-1333). (Dkt No 20-25). Identifies 57 applicants qualified to bid in Auction 107 (3.7 GHz Service).

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FCC GRANTS FIRST LICENSES IN 2.5 GHZ RURAL TRIBAL PRIORITY WINDOW; LICENSES GRANTED TO 154 TRIBAL APPLICANTS FOR PRIME MID-BAND SPECTRUM TO CLOSE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ENABLE ADVANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING 5G October 23, 2020 09:36

The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau this week issued the first set of spectrum licenses through the agency's first-of-its-kind Rural Tribal Priority Window to Tribal entities across the country.

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FCC MOVES TO FREE UP 100 MEGAHERTZ OF CRITICAL MID-BAND SPECTRUM IN THE 3.45-3.55 GHZ BAND FOR 5G October 1, 2020 19:00

Action Continues Efforts to Open Up Spectrum for Next Generation Wireless Services for American Consumers and Businesses. News Release. (Dkt No 19-348). Adopted: 2020-09-30.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS AUCTION 103 UPPER MICROWAVE FLEXIBLE USE SERVICE LICENSES September 10, 2020 11:02

(DA No. 20-1056). Public Notice announcing that certain Auction 103 licenses are granted.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS 24 GHZ BAND UPPER MICROWAVE FLEXIBLE USE SERVICE LICENSE August 20, 2020 11:07

(DA No. 20-899). Public Notice announcing that a 24 GHz long-form application from Auction 102 is granted.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS AUCTION 103 UPPER MICROWAVE FLEXIBLE USE SERVICE LICENSES August 20, 2020 11:02

(DA No. 20-900). Public Notice announcing that certain Auction 103 licenses are granted. WTB. 

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AUCTION OF PRIORITY ACCESS LICENSES FOR THE 3550-3650 MHZ BAND; 271 APPLICANTS QUALIFIED TO BID IN AUCTION 105. July 2, 2020 00:00

(DA No. 20-695). (Dkt No 19-244). Identifies 271 applicants qualified to bid in Auction 105 (3.5 GHz PALs). OEA WTB. 

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Feasibility of Commercial Wireless Services Sharing with Federal Operations in the 3100-3550 MHz Band July 1, 2020 00:00

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU AND OFFICE OF ECONOMICS AND ANALYTICS ANNOUNCE 39 GHZ LICENSE CANCELLATIONS AND INCENTIVE PAYMENTS READY TO BE PAID BASED ON AUCTION 103 June 5, 2020 14:41

(DA No. 20-561). (Dkt No 19-59 14-177). This Public Notice announces that in exchange for Auction 103 incentive payments related 39 GHz licenses have been cancelled; incentive payment amounts have been applied to winning bids; and remaining incentive payment amounts will be made in cash.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS AUCTION 103 UPPER MICROWAVE FLEXIBLE USE SERVICE LICENSES June 5, 2020 14:38

(DA No. 20-582). Public Notice announcing that certain Auction 103 licenses are granted.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON OPTIONAL LUMP SUM PAYMENTS FOR 3.7-4.2 GHZ BAND INCUMBENT EARTH STATION RELOCATION EXPENSES June 4, 2020 00:00

(DA No. 20-586). (Dkt No 18-122). WTB invites interested parties to provide additional comment on the preliminary lump sum categories and payment amounts available to FSS incumbent earth station operators.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES ACCELERATED CLEARING IN THE 3.7-4.2 GHZ BAND June 2, 2020 00:00

(DA No. 20-578). (Dkt No 18-122). With this Public Notice, WTB announces that certain space station operators have committed to clear the 3.7-4.0 GHz band on an accelerated timeline. WTB.

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FCC GRANTS MAKAH TRIBE TEMPORARY SPECTRUM ACCESS TO 2.5 GHZ BAND TO MEET INCREASED WIRELESS BROADBAND NEEDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC. May 29, 2020 00:00

FCC GRANTS MAKAH TRIBE TEMPORARY SPECTRUM ACCESS TO 2.5 GHZ BAND TO MEET INCREASED WIRELESS BROADBAND NEEDS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THAT APPLICATIONS FOR AUCTION 103 LICENSES ARE ACCEPTED FOR FILING May 28, 2020 14:24

(DA No. 20-560). Public Notice announcing that certain Auction 103 licenses are accepted for filing.

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UPDATED POPULATION DATA FOR 95 LICENSE AREAS FOR THE AUCTION OF PRIORITY ACCESS LICENSES IN THE 3550-3650 MHZ BAND; AVAILABILITY OF FILE WITH RECALCULATED BIDDING UNITS AND UPFRONT PAYMENT AND MINIMUM OPENING BID AMOUNTS FOR AUCTION 105 May 20, 2020 14:41

(DA No. 20-520). (Dkt No 19-244). Announces updated population data for U.S. Territories and four other counties and the availability of an updated Attachment A file listing the bidding units, upfront payment amounts, and minimum opening bid amounts for each license for Auction 105 . OEA WTB. 

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FCC TRANSFORMS 900 MHZ BAND TO ENABLE BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT BY UTILITIES AND OTHER INDUSTRIES May 19, 2020 16:02

Commission Establishes Negotiation-Based Framework to Transition Six Megahertz to Broadband Use while Preserving Spectrum for Continued Narrowband Operations. News Release. Adopted: 2020-05-13.

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IN THE MATTER OF REVIEW OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES GOVERNING THE 896-901/935-940 MHZ BAND May 15, 2020 14:30

Establishes Negotiation-Based Framework to Transition Six Megahertz to Broadband Use while Preserving Spectrum for Continued Narrowband Operations. (Dkt No 17-200). Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 2020-05-13 by R&O. (FCC No. 20-67). WTB. 

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR FILING COMMENTS ON 3.7-4.2 GHZ BAND COST CATEGORY PUBLIC NOTICE May 12, 2020 00:00

Extension of Comment Deadline. (Dkt No 18-122). Action by: Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: 2020-05-11 by ORDER. (DA No. 20-504). WTB. 

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REQUESTS OF COMCAST CORPORATION AND MIDCONTINENT COMMUNICATIONS FOR WAIVER OF SECTION 1.2105 OF THE COMMISSION'S RULES FOR AUCTION 105 May 6, 2020 15:55

Grants waivers of certain competitive bidding rules for Auction 105 to Comcast and Midco. (Dkt No 19-244). Action by: By the Chief, Office of Economics and Analytics, and Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Adopted: 2020-05-05 by ORDER. (DA No. 20-487). OEA WTB.

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WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU SEEKS COMMENT ON PRELIMINARY COST CATEGORY SCHEDULE FOR 3.7-4.2 GHZ BAND RELOCATION EXPENSES April 28, 2020 10:46

(DA No. 20-457). (Dkt No 18-122). By this Public Notice, WTB seeks comment on the preliminary Cost Category Schedule for 3.7-4.2 GHz band relocation expenses. . Comments Due: 2020-05-12.

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UNLICENSED USE OF THE 6 GHZ BAND; EXPANDING FLEXIBLE USE IN MID-BAND SPECTRUM BETWEEN 3.7 AND 24 GHZ. April 27, 2020 11:26

The R&O adopts new unlicensed standard power and low power indoor use rules for the 5.925-7.125 GHz band. The Notice proposes to permit an additional class of unlicensed devices to operate across the band and to increase indoor device power. (Dkt No 18-295 17-183). Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 2020-04-23 by R&O. (FCC No. 20-51). OET.

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FCC ADOPTS NEW RULES FOR THE 6 GHZ BAND, UNLEASHING 1,200 MEGAHERTZ OF SPECTRUM FOR UNLICENSED USE April 24, 2020 11:30

Commission Provides a Boost to Wi-Fi and Other Unlicensed Uses While Protecting Incumbent Services in the Band . News Release. (Dkt No 18-295 17-183). Adopted: 2020-04-23. News Media Contact: Tina Pelkey at (202) 418-0536, email: Tina.Pelkey@fcc.gov. OMR OET WTB. 

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LIGHTSQUARED TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP REPORT, ET AL. FCC April 23, 2020 08:47

Unanimously Approves Ligado's Application to Facilitate 5G and Internet Of Things Services. (Dkt No 11-109 12-340). Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 2020-04-19 by Order Authorization. (FCC No. 20-48).

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