FCC guidance

For ease of reference, the RPC has consolidated key FCC Orders and Public Notices related to the C-band Relocation Program. Please visit the FCC’s website for a comprehensive library of FCC Orders and Public Notices.

FCC Orders

Date ReleasedTitleDescription
7/13/2018Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC-18-91)The NPRM seeks comment on transitioning part or all the 3.7-4.2 GHz band for terrestrial wireless broadband, exploring market-based, auction, and alternative approaches. The Order collects information and certifications from existing users
3/3/2020Report and Order and Order of Proposed Modification (FCC-20-22)Makes 280 Megahertz of the 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Available for 5G Services While Relocating Existing Satellite Operations to the Upper Part of the Band
3/27/2020ErratumIssued an Erratum correcting FCC 20-22, released March 3, 2020
4/16/2020Second ErratumIssued a Second Erratum correcting FCC 20-22, released March 3, 2020
8/20/2020Order (DA-20-909)In this Order, WTB partially grants a request filed by SBE seeking an extension of time for incumbent earth station operators to elect the lump sum reimbursement described in the Final Cost Catalog Public Notice
9/25/2020Order (DA-20-1133)WTB announces that RSM US LLP satisfies the selection criteria established by the Commission in the 3.7 GHz Band Report and Order and will serve as the Relocation Coordinator for the 3.7-4.2 GHz transition process
10/22/2020Order (DA-20-1251)WTB determines that the search committee selection of CohnReznick LLP and subcontractors Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, and Intellicom Technologies, Inc. to serve as the Relocation Payment Clearinghouse satisfies the requisite criteria
11/19/2020Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC-20-165)This Memorandum Opinion and Order denies the Application for Review filed by ACA Connects on August 13, 2020, of the Public Notice by WTB Setting Lump-Sum Payment Amounts for the 3.7 GHz Transition

FCC Public Notices

Date ReleasedTitleDescription
4/27/2020Public Notice (DA 20-457)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on Preliminary Cost Category Schedule for 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Relocation Expenses
4/27/2020Preliminary Cost Catalog (DA 20-457A2)3.7 GHz Transition Preliminary Cost Category Schedule of Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs
6/1/2020Public Notice (DA 20-578)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Accelerated Clearing in the 3.7-4.2 GHz Band
6/4/2020Public Notice (DA 20-586)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment On Optional Lump Sum Payments For 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Incumbent Earth Station Relocation Expenses
6/8/2020Public Notice (DA 20-599)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Relocation Payment Clearinghouse Request For Proposal, Selection Criteria, And Application Deadlines In 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Transition
6/8/2020Request For Proposal: Relocation Payment Clearinghouse (DA 20-599A2)Request For Proposal: Relocation Payment Clearinghouse
7/30/2020Public Notice (DA 20-802)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Releases Final Cost Category Schedule For 3.7-4.2 GHz Band Relocation Expenses And Announces Process And Deadline For Lump Sum Elections
7/30/2020Final Cost Catalog (DA 20-802A2)3.7 GHz Transition Final Cost Category Schedule of Potential Expenses and Estimated Costs
8/3/2020Public Notice (DA 20-828)Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment On Whether Proposed 3.7-4.2 GHz Relocation Payment Clearinghouse Satisfies Selection Criteria
10/23/2020Public Notice (DA 20-1262)International Bureau Announces Review of Lump Sum Elections
10/23/2020Table of Lump Sum Elections (DA 20-1262A2)Table of Lump Sum Elections
10/30/2020Public Notice (DA 20-1294)International Bureau Completes Review Of Lump Sum Elections
10/30/2020Table of Lump Sum Elections (DA 20-1294A2)Table of Lump Sum Elections
11/18/2020Public Notice (DA 20-1370)Notice Concerning Ex Parte Status Of Communications With Respect To The 3.7 GHz Band Transition Relocation Coordinator And Relocation Payment Clearinghouse
11/30/2020Public Notice (DA 20-1421)International Bureau Issues Updated Lump Sum Election Table
11/30/2020Table of Lump Sum Elections (DA 20-1421A2)Table of Lump Sum Elections
11/30/2020Public Notice (DA 20-1424)International Bureau Releases Updated List Of Incumbent Earth Stations In The 3.7-4.2 GHz Band In The Contiguous United States
12/3/2020Erratum (DA 20-1448)Issued an Erratum correcting International Bureau Public Notice, released November 30, 2020
12/3/2020List of Incumbent Earth Stations (DA 20-1448A2)Updated Incumbent C-Band Earth Station List December 3, 2020