With just about everything else getting more expensive by the minute, why should filing applications with the FCC be any different? And sure enough, on September 22 the Commission announced that it was “making adjustments” to its application fee schedule to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. In this case, “making adjustments” is just a euphemism for “4.9% across-the-board increase”. The new fee schedule appears as an appendix to the Commission’s Order. The increases take effect 90 days after the FCC notifies Congress of the changes, so you have at least three months to get applications filed before the price jumps kick in.