Welcome back to TLP’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your weekly update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Notably, this week, the FCC announced a Protective Order governing the sharing of Department of Defense information relevant for certain licenses being offered in Auction 110. Here’s your wrap-up:
- Last Thursday, August 19, 2021, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Supply Chain Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry, adopted at the June Open Meeting. Comments are due on or before September 20, 2021 and Reply Comments are due on or before October 18, 2021. For more information, see our post here.
- On Friday, August 20, 2021, the FCC published in the Federal Register the EAS and WEA Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, adopted at the June Open Meeting. The Report and Order will be effective September 20, 2021. Comments on the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking are due on or before October 19, 2021 and Reply Comments are due on or before November 18, 2021. For more information, see our post here.
- Also on Friday, the FCC reminded participating providers in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program that they were required to discount customers’ accounts before seeking reimbursement for that discount. In addition, the notice also reminded providers of their various other obligations under the rules of the program. For more information, see our post here.
- Additionally on Friday, the FCC announced the release of a Protective Order that provides access to Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) about Department of Defense (“DoD”) systems and operations in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band, relevant for certain flexible use licenses that will be offered in Auction 110. Individuals and entities who need access to the information to coordinate with the DoD for certain licenses in Auction 110 will be required to sign and agree to the terms in the protective order. For more information, see our post here.
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