FCC Deadline for C-Band Licensees End of May

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The FCC has announced that by May 28, 2019, all C-band earth station licensees and registrants operating in the 3.7-4.2GHz downlink band should certify the accuracy of their information in the FCC's filing system. The FCC has said that it will not give interference protection to stations that do not certify by this deadline. Stations that filed new or updated license or registration information between April 19 and October 31, 2018 are exempt from the certification requirement.  

The certification process is fairly simple, as it only requires uploading a written statement from the station that confirms the accuracy of information that should already be on file. This includes the station's call sign, file number, and applicant or registrant name, along with the following statement, which should be printed, signed by an authorized representative, and uploaded as a scanned document:

The undersigned, individually and for the applicant, licensee, or registrant, hereby certifies that all information reflected in his or her licenses or registrations in IBFS, including any attached exhibits, are true, complete and correct to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, and have been made in good faith.

The certification should be filed through the FCC's IBFS filing system, which is linked here: http://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/

In order to log into IBFS to review the information on file and certify its accuracy, you will need your FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password. Once logged in, click on the "Pleadings and Comments" link on the left-hand navigation bar. From there, select the pleading type "C-band certification" from the drop-down menu. You will then fill in contact information, call sign or file number, and attach the signed certification statement.

If you have an questions or comments, please contact the PRSS Help Desk at prsshelp@npr.org, or 800.971.7677. 

Posted: May 3, 2019