A couple of weeks ago we reported on the FCC’s adoption of a new schedule of application fees. Since the new schedule ups fees across-the-board, anybody who was planning to file a fee-able application in the near term might want to file sooner rather than later, to take advantage of the outgoing fees before they, er, outgo. Sure, the increase is only 1.8%, but a penny save is a penny earned.
With that in mind, it’s time to get your calendar out and do some end-of-summer planning. The new schedule has now been published in the Federal Register, so we know that the new fees will take effect as of August 26, 2016. If you want to take advantage of the current rates – and, frankly, it’s probably safe to say that they’re not going to get any lower than they are now – you should have your fee-able application on file (with the fee paid) before then.