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December 1st and Television License Renewal Deadlines

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021

FCC License renewal applications and associated EEO Program Reports are due on or before Wednesday, December 1st for radio licensees located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont and television licensees in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Radio and television stations must file renewals regardless of commercial or noncommercial status in the FCC’s licensing Management System (LMS).

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Broadcast Deadlines

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for December – February

December 1, 2021

Biennial Ownership Reports – All licensees and entities holding an attributable interest in a licensee of one or more AM, FM, TV, Class A television, and/or Low Power TV (LPTV) stations must file a biennial ownership report reflecting information as of October 1,

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2021 Biennial Ownership Reports

Posted On: Oct 15, 2021

It’s that time of (every other) year again – The FCC announced that the filing window has opened and Biennial Ownership reports are due Wednesday, December 1st 2021.

Every odd-numbered year, the FCC collects information about the owners of commercial and noncommercial licensees of broadcast stations.

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for June – August

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Broadcast Deadlines:

June 1, 2021

Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming must be filed in Licensing and Management System (LMS). These applications must be accompanied by Schedule 396,

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Broadband Infrastructure Grants: Partnering With Your Local Community

Posted On: May 24, 2021

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) has announced the application requirements for the $288 million Broadband Infrastructure Program. This program will make awards in the range of $5 million to $30 million for fixed broadband infrastructure expansion critical to closing the rural/urban digital divide. While state and local governments will be involved in the application process,

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The Emergency Connectivity Fund: Getting Ready for the Application Window

Posted On: May 20, 2021

The Universal Service Administrative Co. (“USAC”) will soon establish a deadline to file applications for funding from the $7.171 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund recently established by Congress and the FCC. These funds can be used to provide broadband Internet access services, Wi-Fi hotspots, and equipment to non-profit schools (elementary and secondary) and libraries to enable remote learning for students,

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Upcoming FCC Broadcast and Telecom Deadlines for May – July

Posted On: Apr 28, 2021

Broadcast Deadlines:

June 1, 2021

Radio License Renewal Applications Due – Applications for renewal of license for radio stations located in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming must be filed in Licensing and Management System (LMS). These applications must be accompanied by Schedule 396,

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The Supreme Court Overturns Third Circuit on Media Ownership Rules

Posted On: Apr 01, 2021

On Thursday, April 1, 2021 the Supreme Court unanimously voted to overturn the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia (“Third Circuit”) in the case of Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) v. Prometheus Radio Project, No. 19-1231. The possibility of this result was something we had considered in a previous post,

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