Nondiscrimination Certification Raises More Questions 

Recent pronouncements by the FCC necessitate a more thorough review of the nondiscrimination policy certification to be made in the renewal application.

Early Preparation for Renewal Cycle Required 

Over the years, the FCC has reduced the amount of information that licensees are required to submit with their renewal applications, but the FCC requires licensees to make a series of certifications by which licensees confirm that they have complied with the FCC's rules.

FCC Modifies Radio Move-In Policies 

Licensing a station for a small community with the intent of serving an urban metro is getting new scrutiny from the FCC.

Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011 Threatens 450MHz RPU Band 

To offset the cost of construction of this network, the bill looks to auction the 450MHz spectrum, but does not propose replacement spectrum for BAS use.

FCC Names Six To Technical Advisory Council 

The council members will share ideas and recommendations on how to best harness technological innovations in the current business landscape.

FCC Revises Part 0 and 1 Rules 

One section says the FCC will now assign a docket number to any broadcast application for renewal, assignment or transfer as to which there is a timely filed petition to deny.

FCC Adopts Order for First-ever Presidential EAN 

The date for the National EAS test has yet to be determined.

Congress Modifies LPFM Allocation Rules 

While the Local Community Radio Act has now been passed, the new law will not be implemented until the FCC completes the necessary steps to turn the legislative language into new rules.

Sirius XM OK'ed for Hawaii and Alaska 

Terrestrial repeaters have been authorized to operate in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Honolulu.

Local Community Radio Act Signed into Law 

The effort was spearheaded by a group of community broadcasters and advocate groups including the Prometheus Radio Project.

Bad Economy Doesn't Mean Lax Rule Enforcement 

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has taken an increasingly strident stand against radio stations that violate FCC rules in spite of the difficult financial straits of the industry.

FCC Approves Net Neutrality 

The vote followed party lines 3-2.

FCC's Copps Proposes Public Value Test for License Renewal 

Part of Copps' plan would reduce the license renewal period from eight to four years.

LPFM/FM Translator Standoff Continues 

This deadlock began to develop shortly after the FM translator window in 2003, in which approximately 13,000 applications were filed.

FCC Launches Technology Experience Center 

The Technology Experience Center (FCC TEC), an on-site technology lab, will provide FCC employees and invited guests hands-on experience with the latest communications devices and solutions.

FCC Plans Crack-down on Silent Stations 

The Commission's records show that nearly 200 AM and FM stations reported being off-the-air as of Sept. 1, 2010.

FCC Forms Technological Advisory Council 

The Council, comprised of technical experts, will help the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting America's competitiveness and job creation in the global economy.

FAA Pre-approval of FM Frequency Use on Hold 

In 2006 the FAA proposed to dramatically expand its influence over radio spectrum users – if not usurp the FCC in some areas of spectrum allocations.

Rice University to Test FCC's White-space Initiative 

The five-year project calls for Rice and Houston nonprofit Technology For All (TFA) to add white-space technology to a wide spectrum Wi-Fi network they jointly operate in Houston’s working-class East End neighborhood.

FCC Approves White Space Use 

This spectrum is regularly used for non-licensed auxiliary use, such as wireless mics and wireless IFB.

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