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FCC extends CBA timeline by 2 weeks

November 22, 2018

By Chris Forrester

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended the closing date for comments and objections to the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) plan to restructure 200 MHz of C-band capacity. The FCC says the new deadline is December 11th.

Sami Kassab, equity analyst at investment bank Exane/BNPP, suggests that the FCC’s decision follows a petition from the American Cable Association, the Competitive Carriers Association and other parties which pointed to the technical complexities of the many comments made so far and the occurrence of today’s Thanksgiving holidays during the initial time frame.

Kassab says that this does not routinely happen with the FCC, and that the CBA has itself filed an objection to the extended deadline.

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