The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has extended its requirements for the electronic filing of applications and reports submitted to the agency for review.
According to an Order, the Commission will require that all reports and applications administered by its International Bureau be filed electronically through its International Bureau Filing System (IBFS). The expanded requirements will apply to Section 325(c) Applications, Applications for International High Frequency Broadcast (IHF) Stations, and Dominant Carrier Section 63.10(c) Quarterly Reports.
The FCC’s Order also removes duplicate paper filing requirements for satellite cost-recovery International Telecommunications Union (ITU) declarations.
The Commission says that the decision to expand its mandatory electronic filing requirements is part of its overall efforts to streamline the filing process, reduce the costs for applicants, carriers, and Commission staff, and increase the transparency of this information.