2019 Q1 Regulatory Updates

04/12/2019


March 21, 2019 – Report and Order: FCC Opens Spectrum Horizons for New Services & Technologies

Adopt new rules to encourage the development of new communications technologies and expedite the deployment of new services in the spectrum above 95 GHz.

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March 20, 2019 – Report and Order: Amendment of Part 15 Rules for Unlicensed White Spaces Devices

The Commission take steps to improve the accuracy and reliability of the fixed white space device data recorded in the white space databases and assure that the potential for these devices to cause interference to protected services is minimized.

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March 18, 2019 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements

FCC Proposes to Adopt a Vertical (Z-axis) Location Accuracy Metric for Indoor Wireless 911 Calls.

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March 15, 2019 – Report and Order: FCC Expands Reimbursement Program to LPTV, TV Translator, FM Stations

Commission adopts rules implementing the Reimbursement Expansion Act and expands reimbursement to eligible LPTV, TV Translator and FM Broadcast Stations impacted by the post-incentive auction repack.

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March 14, 2019 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FCC Takes Steps to Facilitate Broadband Services in the 900 MHz Band

This NPRM proposes to reconfigure the 900 MHz band to facilitate broadband via a market-driven, voluntary exchange process to allow existing licensees to agree to a voluntarily plan for relocating incumbents and for transitioning the band.

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March 12, 2019 – Report and Order: FCC Streamlines Reauthorization Process for TV Satellite Stations

Commission adopts streamlined procedures for reauthorizing television satellite stations when they are assigned or transferred to a different owner.

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February 27, 2019 – Public Notice: FCC Announces Auction 102 Qualified Bidders

Identifies 38 applicants qualified to bid in the upcoming auction of 24 GHz band UMFUS licenses (Auction 102).

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February 26, 2019 – Public Notice: Media Bureau Seeks Comment on TV Ratings

Media Bureau seeks comment on the accuracy of TV ratings and the ability of the Oversight Monitoring Board to oversee the ratings system and address public concern.

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February 15, 2019 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FCC Proposes to Streamline NCE FM & LPFM Licensing Procedures

The Commission adopts a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes revisions to the Commission’s NCE and LPFM comparative processing and licensing rules.

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February 15, 2019 – Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: FCC Seeks to Combat Illegal Spoofed Texts & International Calls

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Implementing Section 503 of RAY BAUM’S Act.

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December 13, 2018 – R&O/NPRM: FCC Increases Universal Service Support for Faster Rural Broadband

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December 12, 2018 – News Release: FCC Adopts Rules for Major 2019 5G Incentive Auction

More information can be found here.