C-Band Lump Sum Election Deadline Extended

The FCC has extended the deadline for C-Band earth station licensees to submit their lump sum election notices from Aug. 31 until Sept. 14..


FCC Releases C-Band Relocation Cost Schedule

The FCC took another significant step in the C-Band reallocation process, releasing its final cost category schedule for relocation expenses of C-Band (3.7-4.2 GHz) satellite licensees. The Public Notice accompanying the cost schedule also established Aug. 31 as the deadline for C-Band earth station licensees to elect whether they wish to receive a lump sum reallocation payment.


FCC Reminds C-Band Users To Register

The FCC has issued a reminder to all operators “of fixed-satellite service (FSS) earth stations in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band that were constructed and operational as of April 19, 2018, that the filing window to license or register such earth stations closes on Oct. 17, 2018.” This frequency band is commonly referred to as the C-Band, and many of the FSS earth stations are satellite dishes that receive programming used by both radio and TV stations.