Good afternoon from Washington, DC! We hope everyone’s Form 477 and inaugural BDC submissions went well last week! Below you will find this week’s Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more! Here is your wrap-up:
- 5 GHz AUCTION
- On 9/1, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that bidding had concluded in Auction 108, which auctioned flexible-use geographic overlay licenses in the 2.5 GHz band. Auction 108 raised a total of $419,133,261 in net bids, and $427,789,670 in gross bids, with 63 bidders winning a total of 7,872 licenses. For more information, a list of top bidders and to view a copy of the Public Notice, see our post here.
- On 9/1, the FCC published in the Federal Register the Public Notice seeking comment on the STIR/SHAKEN extensions and the STIR/SHAKEN Triennial Report, thereby setting the comment and reply comment dates. For more information and to review a summary of the Public Notice, see our post here.
- REGULATORY FEES
- On Friday, September 2, 2022, the FCC released a Report and Order and Notice of Inquiry (“R&O” and “NOI”) on the Assessment and Collection of Fees for Fiscal year (“FY”) 2022. The R&O adopts a schedule of regulatory fees to assess and collect $381,950,000 in regulatory fees for FY 2022. A regulatory fee deadline has not yet been announced, but we expect it before the end of the month. For more information on fee assessments please, see our post here.
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