The FCC yesterday released several fact sheets detailing how the regulatory fees due to be paid by September 24 of this year should be paid. For broadcasters, perhaps the most important is the Media Bureau Regulatory Fees Fact Sheet. This sheet sets out specific information about how to determine the amount of the fees
The FCC on Tuesday released its Report and Order on regulatory fees. The Order says that the fees will be due by September 24. The FCC should soon issue additional guidance about the exact filing dates and procedures.
In the Order, the FCC did reduce the fees for radio somewhat from those proposed in their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in May. However, it was not the decrease sought by many broadcast groups. The radio fees, even though reduced, still result in an increase from last year’s fees. The FCC attributed that increase both to a somewhat smaller number of stations and an increase in the operating costs of the FCC that had to be shared among all regulated entities.…