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Don’t Forget to Register Your Satellite Downlink

Earth stations need to register by Oct. 17

Satellite and fiber-optic communications provider DawnCo reminds broadcasters that the C Band downlink filing deadline is drawing near, and satellite communications company SES is willing to help pay application fees.

[Read: FCC Gives C Band Earth Station Filers Another 90 Days]

Existing earth stations must be registered with the Federal Communications Commission no later than Oct. 17 to ensure protection from terrestrial interference and to be eligible for the SES help. The original July deadline was extended after much hullabaloo, so the commission is less likely to be lenient for latecomers.

The recently formed C-Band Alliance is also working to ensure existing spectrum users aren’t harmed by the pending auction.

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