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FCC 1.1156
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  1.1156   Schedule of regulatory fees for international services.

   (a) Geostationary orbit (GSO) and non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) space
   stations. The following schedule applies for the listed services:

   Table 1 to Paragraph (a)
   Fee category Fee amount
   Space Stations (Geostationary Orbit) $98,125
   Space Stations (Non-Geostationary Orbit) 223,500
   Earth Stations: Transmit/Receive & Transmit only (per authorization or
   registration) 560

   (b) International terrestrial and satellite Bearer Circuits. (1)
   Regulatory fees for International Bearer Circuits are to be paid by
   facilities-based common carriers that have active (used or leased)
   international bearer circuits as of December 31 of the prior year in
   any terrestrial or satellite transmission facility for the provision of
   service to an end user or resale carrier, which includes active
   circuits to themselves or to their affiliates. In addition, non-common
   carrier terrestrial and satellite operators must pay a fee for each
   active circuit sold or leased to any customer, including themselves or
   their affiliates, other than an international common carrier authorized
   by the Commission to provide U.S. international common carrier
   services. “Active circuits” for purposes of this paragrpah (b) include
   backup and redundant circuits. In addition, whether circuits are used
   specifically for voice or data is not relevant in determining that they
   are active circuits.

   (2) The fee amount, per active Gbps circuit will be determined for each
   fiscal year.

   Table 2 to Paragraph (b)(2)
   International terrestrial and satellite (capacity as of December 31,
   2019) Fee amount
   Terrestrial Common Carrier and Non Common Carrier $41 per Gbps circuit.
   Satellite Common Carrier and Non-Common Carrier

   (c) Submarine cable. Regulatory fees for submarine cable systems will
   be paid annually, per cable landing license, for all submarine cable
   systems operating based on their lit capacity as of December 31 of the
   prior year. The fee amount will be determined by the Commission for
   each fiscal year.

   Table 3 to Paragraph (c)—FY 2020 International Bearer
   Circuits—Submarine Cable Systems
   Submarine cable systems (lit capacity as of December 31, 2019) Fee
   ratio FY 2020
   regulatory fees
   Less than 50 Gbps .0625 Units $13,450
   50 Gbps or greater, but less than 250 Gbps .125 Units 26,875
   250 Gbps or greater, but less than 1,500 Gbps .25 Units 53,750
   1,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 3,500 Gbps .5 Units 107,500
   3,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 6,500 Gbps 1.0 Unit 215,000
   6,500 Gbps or greater 2.0 Units 430,000

   [ 85 FR 59914 , Sept. 23, 2020]


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