The Latest on EBS (2.5GHz) Tribal Boundary Licenses November 4, 2021 11:00

It has been just over 6 months since we compiled the status of the tribal licenses that were filed by September 2, 2020.  It is important to see the FCC's progress in processing these applications due to their impact on the EBS Auction.  To reiterate, these tribal boundary applications have the first rights to the EBS whitespace areas but their rights are secondary to the existing licensee rights.  In our previous post, we included the EBS A1 license areas with the granted tribal areas, highlighting areas where tribes would not be able to claim access to the EBS A1 channel over the entirety of their filed tribal area.

FCC Tribal Application Status

Status 5/5/2021 10/31/2021
Granted 201 273
Pending 175 94
Inactive 7
Dismissed 18 20
Total 394 394