FCC Application Fee Increases Effective June 20, 2011

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

In accordance with Section 8(b) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) reviewed and revised the application fees charged to licensees and permittees. Effective June 20, 2011, the fees for all of the FCC’s Section 8 application fees will increase by approximately 3.5%.

Among the increased fees, the following may be of particular interest to telecommunications carriers and other clients:

Application Type
New Fee
Old Fee

Section 214 Applications:

Assignments or Transfers (Domestic and International)



Tariff Filing



Formal Complaints



Cable Landing License (Int’l.)

Common Carrier

Non-Common Carrier





Mobile Satellite Earth Stations:

Modification of License (per system) or Special Temporary Authority (per request)
 $180.00 $175.00

Please be advised that attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Communications practice group are experienced in addressing FCC application and license procedures.