Register Now to Protect Your C-Band Receive-Only Earth Station

Posted on May 31st, 2018 by

On April 19, 2018, the FCC issued a public notice of a temporary freeze on applications for new or modified fixed satellite service earth stations and fixed microwave stations operating in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band, the C-Band. As a limited exception to the freeze, a 90-day window allowing existing entities that own unregistered fixed satellite receive earth stations to register or license them. You can also modify licensed or registered earth stations during the 90-day window.

By registering your satellite receive facility, you will protect that facility from interference when the Commission acts to permit mobile broadband and other uses of the band.

The form to file is FCC Form 312 which needs to be completed and filed online in the FCC’s IBFS system. Your FRN and password are needed to log in. Please note that the Commission has waived the need for frequency coordination for these registration applications. To assist you in preparing the application click here to see a copy of the form and the instructions.   A sample completed registration form can be found here.  (Note: Question B11 will need to be answered “No”). If you need assistance with these filings, please contact our office.