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The following information was provided by Rick Kaplan at NAB:

As you are well aware, NAB has been lobbying the FCC extensively to try to reduce the fees associated with registration of C-band earth stations and simplify the filing process. The FCC today released a public notice regarding registration of C-band earth stations. The public notice takes three steps that will be helpful. First, the FCC today extended the filing deadline by 90 days, until October 17, 2018, which should help ease the administrative burden of registration, particularly for those who have large numbers of earth stations.

Second, the FCC has provided some clarification regarding application fees associated with registrations. The public notice clarifies that applicants may register all earth stations at a single geographic location or address with a single application and pay a single application fee of $435.

Third, the FCC is providing relief for those entities that have to register earth stations at a large number of locations. We had pointed out to the Commission that, in some cases, groups could be forced to pay more than $1 million to register. In response, the FCC has decided to waive its rules to allow users with earth stations at multiple locations to register all of those stations with a single application while paying a filing fee associated with networks of earth stations. That filing fee is $10,620. This will be a huge savings for a number of members. It also caps at this level the total fees any single entity should need to pay.

Best,

 

Rick Kaplan 

General Counsel & EVP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs

National Association of Broadcasters