FCC Shutting Down Today


With no end to the government shutdown in sight, the FCC has announced it will suspend most operations in the middle of the day today. At that time, employees will have up to four hours to complete an orderly shutdown of operations.

The FCC says 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.


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