EWA Accepting Applications During FCC Shutdown

As a result of a partial government shutdown, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suspended most operations on January 3, 2019, and will remain closed until funding is restored. A small staff remains at work to address emergency situations – and to handle auction-related matters such as the ongoing “Spectrum Frontiers” auctions. The Commissioners’ offices will remain open as they have a separate funding source. So new Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, who finally was confirmed along with the reconfirmation of Commissioner Carr, will have a relatively quiet break-in period. Systems such as the Universal Licensing System (ULS) and the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) will be accessible, although applications will not be processed and there will be no updates on licensing or rulemaking matters until the Federal government reopens. The Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) is not available. 

During the shutdown, the Enterprise Wireless Alliance (EWA) will conduct business as usual. EWA personnel will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Eastern, to assist with spectrum management or to provide other support. EWA continues to accept applications via its standard methods, including via Cevo® and Cevo Go™ for Industrial/Business and Public Safety radio spectrum. EWA will perform all customary services as requested. You may monitor the status of your applications in Cevo throughout and following the FCC's shutdown.


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