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FCC Releases Revised Filing Manual for Capacity Reports

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has releases a revised filing manual for filing the section 43.82 Circuit Capacity Reports, which consist of cable operator reports (Cable Operator Report) and cable capacity holder reports (Capacity Holder Report).

FCC Grants Curie Cable License

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to GU Holdings for the purpose of landing and operating a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system, Curie, connecting Los Angeles, California and Valparaiso, Chile.

FCC Proposes Improved Outage Reporting for Submarine Cables

In the Submarine Cable Outage Reporting Order, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated reporting obligations for certain disruptions of submarine cable communications.

FCC Proposes Funding to Improve PR/USVI Networks

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated a draft Order to his fellow commissioners that would provide approximately $950 million in funding to storm-harden, improve, and expand broadband networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

Landing License Application Filed for HK-G

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received an application filed by RTI Solutions, Inc., RTI HK-G Pte. Ltd., RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. and GU Holdings, Inc. for a license to land and operate within the United States a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable network connecting Hong Kong and Guam, the Hong Kong-Guam cable system (HK-G cable).

Permit for Cable Laying through the Marianas Trench

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized an environmental assessment and issued a permit for a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable to pass through the Trench Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

FCC Grants Hawaiki License Modification

An application has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for consent to transfer de facto control of Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC (HSC USA) from HCL Limited Partnership (HCL LP) to Palisade Subsea Investments Pty Ltd. (collectively, Applicants).

Legislation Tabled to Make Bermuda a Cable Hub

Bermuda’s government is the latest to embrace submarine fiber optic cables as an economic development driver by positioning the island as a digital hub. 

FCC Grants Havfrue Landing License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to land and operate the Havfrue transatlantic submarine cable system within the United States. 

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