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Re: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
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Subject: Re: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
From: Mark Johnson <linkupsat@icloud.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:15:56 -0500
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It was $1600 because prior to last Thursday because the FCC required a PCN prepared by Comsearch before you could file a registration. Last Thursday they waived the requirement for the PCN.

This is quite serious! The groups lined up against us have millions to invest in lobbying efforts and the comments by Commissioner O’Reilly have been pretty clear that he wants to give most of the frequency range of 3700MHz to 4200MHz to the broadband industry. The groups include Google, Verizon, T-Mobile and Ericsson.

We met with Intelsat and SES at the NAB. They are concerned that this to some degree inevitable that we have to share some frequencies with broadband. It concerns me greatly having seen the impact of WiMax at downlinks nationwide. WiMax elevates the noise floor. These broadband 5G devices will be closer in frequency and more powerful. 

Mark Johnson

On Apr 24, 2018, at 6:57 PM, Jack Epperson <jack.epperson@alphamediausa.com> wrote:

And got a $1600 estimate so... It pays to do the due diligence... 

Jack Epperson 
Chief Engineer 
Alpha Media, Aurora IL & Joliet 
Matrix Broadcasting, Crystal Lake 

From: Bill Hurne <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:44:27 PM
To: 'CRTech'
Subject: RE: [CRTech] SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
Close, registering C- band downlinks costs $435.   




From: dave allen [mailto:crtech-mail@reyware.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:32 PM
To: CRTech; Terry Cowan
Subject: Re: [CRTech] SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018


considering the huge investment in c-band geo-stationary satellites out there, i can't imagine that FCC could take away those freqs. but then govt has done stupider things.

also heard that registering your 'earth station' costs about $500. tho i might have mis-remembered that....

dave allen

On 4/24/2018 5:18 PM, Terry Cowan wrote:

Maybe one of our "satellite guys" could walk us through the process of registering or licensing?  Is there a difference and what should we be doing?


Terry Cowan



On 04/24/18 15:40, Michael Barnes wrote:

Don't know if everybody has seen this. If you receive programming via C-Band satellite, this involves YOU! This is concerning registering RECEIVE-ONLY Earth Stations. If you have a C-Band dish and are part of the CRC or AMBOS systems, this means YOU.

Regulatory Alert
Apr 23, 2018

Register Your C-Band Receive-Only Earth Station Now
The Battle for the C-Band Heats Up

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. This is the C-Band downlink. The notice also established, as a limited exception to the freeze, a 90-day window allowing existing entities that now own Fixed Satellite Service earth stations to register or license them if not currently licensed or registered. During this 90-day window, earth station users of this band can also modify currently licensed or registered earth stations.

The FCC explains plainly that the purpose of the freeze is to preserve the status quo in the C-Band pending FCC action in its open inquiry into "the possibility of permitting mobile broadband use and more intensive fixed use of the band" pursuant to Docket 18-122. This is known informally as the "mid-band proceeding" and it is a freight train. Congress, in the Mobile Now Act (Part of the 2018 Appropriations Act), called on the FCC to study the feasibility of federal and non-federal sharing of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band and to submit a report to the Secretary of Commerce and Congress within 18 months. In other legislation, the Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services (Ray Baum's Act), the NTIA and the FCC are required to submit reports evaluating the feasibility of allowing commercial wireless services to share use of specified frequencies between 3.1 and 4.2 GHz. If such sharing is feasible, the reports must identify which of the frequencies are most suitable: (1) for sharing with commercial wireless services through the assignment of new licenses by competitive bidding, (2) for sharing with unlicensed operations, or (3) for sharing through a combination of licensing and unlicensed operations. So there is a direct threat to the C-Band.

As noted in the public notice, there is a 90-day filing window for Receive-Only Earth Stations that have not been registered or licensed and current registrations and licenses can be modified. It is critical that you immediately see to the licensing or registration of your C-Band receive-only earth station within this window or risk losing the programming feeds. The window opened April 19 and it closes July 18, 2018. Don't miss this opportunity.

Read the public notice:  https://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2018/db0419/DA-18-398A1.pdf




References: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
(Michael Barnes <barnmichael@gmail.com>, 24 Apr 2018 22:40:48 -0000)
Re: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
(Terry Cowan <tcowan@knlr.com>, 24 Apr 2018 23:18:55 -0000)
Re: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
(dave allen <crtech-mail@reyware.us>, 24 Apr 2018 23:32:50 -0000)
RE: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
("Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>, 24 Apr 2018 23:44:39 -0000)
RE: SBE Regulatory Alert - Apr 23, 2018
(Jack Epperson <jack.epperson@alphamediausa.com>, 24 Apr 2018 23:57:31 -0000)
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