Federal Communications Commission,3.7 – 4.2 GHz Band Report and Order.


Securing United States leadership in 5G is a national priority. … And today, we adopt an Order, which will help deliver 5G services to consumers across our country and promote our global leadership.

new jobs
private investment
economic growth

5G’s economic impact potential per the FCC’s 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Report and Order.

Report & Order

In its 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Report and Order (FCC 20-22, “R&O”), the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) established procedures to relocate existing operations into the upper part of the C-band spectrum, “while fully reimbursing existing operators for the costs of this relocation and offering accelerated relocation payments to encourage a speedy transition” (R&O, para. 21).

Relocation Payment Clearinghouse

The Relocation Payment Clearinghouse (“RPC”) serves as a neutral and independent third-party, responsible for administering “the cost-related aspects of the transition in a fair, transparent manner, pursuant to Commission rules and oversight, to mitigate financial disputes among stakeholders, and to collect and distribute payments in a timely manner” (R&O, para. 255).

C-Band Relocation TimeLine

Mar 3, 2020 – Dec 5, 2025

MAR 3, 2020

FCC Releases Report and Order

OCT 22, 2020

Relocation Payment Clearinghouse selection confirmed by FCC

OCT 28, 2020

Deadline for SSOs to file updated Transition Plans

DEC 8, 2020

Auction 107 Begins

DEC 5, 2021

Phase I Accelerated Relocation Deadline

DEC 5, 2023

Phase II Accelerated Relocation Deadline

DEC 5, 2025

C-band Relocation Deadline to Complete all Relocation Activities

Resources & Reporting

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If you have questions regarding the C-band Relocation program, contact the RPC.