The FCC report summarizes the results of its lab tests of popular cell phone devices for RF exposure compliance and confirms that all tested sample devices comply with the FCC’s strict RF exposure guidelines. See Report for full details.
The FCC adopted a NPRM that takes a fresh and comprehensive look at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and proposes, among other things, to make the band’s lower 45 MHz available for unlicensed operations and to permit C-V2X in the upper 20 MHz. See NPRM for full details.
Auction of FM Broadcast Construction Permits Scheduled for April 28, 2020; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 106. See Public Notice for full details.
The FCC adopted changes to the rules and procedures for considering competing applications for new and major modifications to noncommercial educational FM radio stations, noncommercial educational FM translator stations, noncommercial educational full power television stations (collectively, NCE or NCE broadcast) and low power FM (LPFM) stations. See Report and Order for full details.
The FCC announced an initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund for FM stations. This allocation enables the FCC to commence reimbursement of approved invoices submitted by eligible FM stations. Also included is a report on the status of the Post-Incentive Auction transition, the reimbursement program and the consumer education program. See Public Notice for full details.
Media Bureau Seeks to Update the Record on the Operation of Analog Radio Services by Digital LPTV Stations as Ancillary or Supplementary Services. See Public Notice for full details.
Comments due on or before January 22, 2020 and reply comments due on or before February 6, 2020.
The FCC declined to make changes to RF exposure safety standards but will revise implementation rules to reflect modern technology and uses. See NPRM for full details.
The Media Bureau announces a window filing opportunity for pending new rural digital low power and TV translator stations (LPTV/translator stations) displaced by the Incentive Auction and station repack to amend their applications to specify a new channel between 2 to 36 (in core channels). The window will be open December 2, 2019, and close on January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. See Public Notice for full details.