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Federal Communications Commission Plans Shutdown Beginning Thursday, January 3

Drew Clark

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Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission issued this press release on Monday – it looks as though the agency will close down right as Congress is coming back into session. 

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2018—In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3.  At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

However, work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds.  In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice.

The Commission on Wednesday will release a Public Notice detailing the effects the suspension of operations will have, including on electronic filing and database systems, filing deadlines, regulatory and application fee payments, transaction shot clocks, and more. The Public Notice will be available on the Commission’s website, www.fcc.gov.

The FCC’s overall shutdown plan is available at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-plan-orderly-shutdown-december-2018.  The resumption of normal Commission operations will also be announced on the FCC’s website.

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Federal Communications Commission Releases Proposed Rules Regarding Emergency Broadband Benefit

Derek Shumway

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Photo from FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's office

Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission issued this press release on Monday – it looks as though the agency will close down right as Congress is coming back into session. 

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2018—In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3.  At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

However, work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds.  In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice.

The Commission on Wednesday will release a Public Notice detailing the effects the suspension of operations will have, including on electronic filing and database systems, filing deadlines, regulatory and application fee payments, transaction shot clocks, and more. The Public Notice will be available on the Commission’s website, www.fcc.gov.

The FCC’s overall shutdown plan is available at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-plan-orderly-shutdown-december-2018.  The resumption of normal Commission operations will also be announced on the FCC’s website.

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FCC February Meeting Targets 911 Fee Diversion and Replacing Foreign Telecommunications Equipment

Tim White

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Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission issued this press release on Monday – it looks as though the agency will close down right as Congress is coming back into session. 

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2018—In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3.  At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

However, work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds.  In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice.

The Commission on Wednesday will release a Public Notice detailing the effects the suspension of operations will have, including on electronic filing and database systems, filing deadlines, regulatory and application fee payments, transaction shot clocks, and more. The Public Notice will be available on the Commission’s website, www.fcc.gov.

The FCC’s overall shutdown plan is available at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-plan-orderly-shutdown-december-2018.  The resumption of normal Commission operations will also be announced on the FCC’s website.

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Commissioner Brendan Carr Says Broadband Needs Policy Agenda Free From Political Interference

Derek Shumway

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Photo of Rep. Bob Latta from his website

Editor’s Note: The Federal Communications Commission issued this press release on Monday – it looks as though the agency will close down right as Congress is coming back into session. 

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2018—In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Federal Communications Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3.  At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

However, work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds.  In addition, the Office of the Inspector General will continue operations until further notice.

The Commission on Wednesday will release a Public Notice detailing the effects the suspension of operations will have, including on electronic filing and database systems, filing deadlines, regulatory and application fee payments, transaction shot clocks, and more. The Public Notice will be available on the Commission’s website, www.fcc.gov.

The FCC’s overall shutdown plan is available at https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-plan-orderly-shutdown-december-2018.  The resumption of normal Commission operations will also be announced on the FCC’s website.

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