EBS License Transactions Picking Up in Advance of 2.5 GHz Overlay License Auction

Posted by CommLaw | Aug 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

New rules governing the licensing of Educational Broadband Service spectrum substantially increased flexibility regarding the sale or lease of current licenses and spectrum capacity in advance of an FCC auction of “overlay” EBS licenses. Since the rules took effect in April, the number of transactions seeking FCC approval to sell EBS licenses or lease spectrum has increased, with 42 applications seeking approval to assign EBS licenses and 33 new applications seeking approval of EBS spectrum leases.