The FCC has adopted a schedule to collect $347,000,000 in congressionally required regulatory fees for fiscal year 2021. Each year, the FCC adopts a schedule to collect regulatory fees for regulatory fee payors, which are entities that are required to fund the FCC’s activities. This year, these funds must be collected by end of September 2021.
Additionally, the FCC is seeking comment on whether the Commission should adopt new fee categories, including assessing regulatory fees on unlicensed spectrum users or large technology companies that benefit from universal service. The FCC is also seeking comment on a methodology for calculating regulatory fees for small satellites for future fiscal years. Comments are due by September 27, 2021.