The FCC has published the EBS Report and Order in the Federal Register. The document states that the effective date of the rules governing EBS generally will be April 27, 2020. The rules governing the Tribal filing window will be effective November 25, 2019.
EBS licensees should note the permanent discontinuance of operations rule for existing EBS licenses becomes effective April 27, 2020. For any EBS stations that are not on the air at that time, they will be considered permanently discontinued (and thus will lose their licenses) if they are not operating within 180 days of April 27, 2020, or by October 24, 2020.
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