Annual Regulatory Fee Rulemaking Published

Posted on June 1st, 2015 by

Like clockwork, once a year, the FCC tees up a proposed rulemaking that stares really hard at what they charge FCC license holders for the privilege of using their licensed spectrum.  It’s a money game that matters, because the fees they collect go a long way to funding their operations.  Yes, that’s the cold hard truth.  The agency that regulates you also sets the amount you have to pay for temporary use of the spectrum they’ve licensed to you.

Most of the time, the FCC leaves well enough alone, and the fees you pay remain fairly static.  That appears to be the case this year, as this link will demonstrate, though the final adoption of the rates won’t come for several more weeks.

Don’t worry no fees will be due until September, so your summer months won’t be interrupted with a payment due date.  We’ll report on the deadline for payment in a future edition of the newsletter.