No Anti-Windfall Obligation for Sprint in 800 MHz Rebanding

On October 12, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) issued a Declaratory Ruling in which it acknowledged that Sprint Corporation would not be required to make an “anti-windfall” payment to the U.S. Treasury in connection with 800 MHz rebanding. PSHB lifted the obligation based on the report of the 800 MHz Transition Administrator (TA) which determined that Sprint’s “creditable expenses” exceed $2.8 billion. This decision does not relieve Sprint of its ongoing rebanding obligations, including funding remaining rebanding projects. (DA 17-1004; WT 02-55)

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