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FCC Sets Extended International Traffic & Revenue Reporting Deadline

The FCC International Bureau has announced the extended filing deadline of September 30, 2015, for the Section 43.62 International Traffic and Revenue Reporting.  The new online system will be ready to accept traffic and revenue reports beginning August 17.  All reports must be made in the online system at Section 43.62 Online Filing System.

Reporting applies to you if:
  1. You hold a section 214 international authorization and provided service in 2014
  2. You hold a section 214 international authorization and did not provide service in 2014
  3. NEW - You are a VoIP carrier that provided international VoIP service connected to the PSTN in 2014
The online filing will provide for the streamlined reporting of pure resellers with international revenue under $5 million for the reporting period, and will eliminate the need to separately file a letter certifying you are under that threshold.

The following information will be required for the online filing:
  • FRN and FRN Password of your long distance entity
  • 499 Filer ID of long distance entity
  • Applicable International Section 214 authorization number(s).
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kim Waldvogel in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590. 

FCC Announces Date for Incentive Auction; Establishes Bidding Procedures

In a 3-to-2 partisan vote, the FCC adopted the Procedures Public Notice establishing March 29, 2016, as the commencement date for the incentive auction. It also adopted more streamlined and transparent procedures.  Specifically, the measures adopted during the Commission’s open meeting:
  • Includes procedures for selecting the amount of spectrum that will be offered in the auction;
  • Establishes a formula to determine opening bids;
  • Eliminates the “Dynamic Reserve Pricing”;
  • Establishes “bidding units” to determine opening bids, upfront payments, and bidder eligibility;
  • Ensures that broadcasters receive information about vacancies after each round of bidding;
  • Ensures that wireless bidders have information on “impaired” licenses;
  • Establishes two blocks for bidding – Category 1 affects 0–15 percent of the population within a Partial Economic Area (PEA) and Category 2 affects greater than 15–50 percent of the population within a PEA;
  • Authorizes the auction system to relocate channels in certain geographic areas;
  • Affirms the $1.25 average price and 70 MHz of licensed spectrum benchmarks;
  • Establishes a 20 MHz cap on reserve spectrum in PEAs with fewer than 500,000 people;
  • Limits assignment round bidding to PEAs with the same mix of clock-phase winners and group unimpaired PEAs; and
  • Establishes an optimizing technique to maximize the number of channels which stay in their pre-auction location, minimize new interference to individual stations, and avoid channel reassignments that will result in high costs.
If your company is interested in participating in the incentive auction or would like more information about this auction, please contact John Kuykendall in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.


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Mark Your Calendar

August 29
Video providers' Copyright Statements of Account due to the Library of Congress

August 31
Comments due on FCC's Lifeline FNPRM (extended)

September 1
Deadline to file FCC Form 477

September 29 - October 2
JSI's Fall Financial Seminars (Accounting and Separations & Access)

September 30
International Traffic & Revenue Report deadine

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