The filing window for receive only C Band earth stations closes July 18. As a reminder, the FCC instituted a filing freeze on applications in the 3.7 – 4.2 GHz Band but allowed for a 90-day filing window exception (which we wrote about here) to allow the filing of new or modification applications for C band receive only fixed-satellite (FSS) earth station licenses.

Entities operating such FSS earth stations may file an application to register or license the earth station, or they may file an application to modify a current registration or license. During this filing period the FCC has also waived the frequency coordination requirement for the applications.

This filing window was initiated as the Commission is in the middle of an inquiry on whether it should allow permitting mobile broadband use in the C Band.

If you need assistance in filing your application for the licenses or registration, contact us at 703-812-0400.