Two years into Ajit Pai’s chairmanship, a central theme at the FCC is deregulation. Sometimes framed in terms of “modernizing media rules,” the topic is at the forefront of just about every proceeding. This was true for one of the most recent decisions at the commission, as a Report and Order was adopted on Dec. 10 that will eliminate the need to post and maintain broadcast licenses at a physical location.
If you’ve got a TV pickup license in the 6875-7125 MHz or 12700-13200 MHz bands, you’ll be needing to register your stationary receive-only sites in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) in the near future (if you haven’t done so already). Section 74.605, the commission’s rule requiring such registration will finally become effective April 1, 2013, according to a notice in the Federal Register.