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Title 47Chapter ISubchapter APart 1Subpart G → §1.1156

Title 47: Telecommunication
Subpart G—Schedule of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment

§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 categoryFee 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 ratioFY 2020
regulatory fees
Less than 50 Gbps.0625 Units$13,450
50 Gbps or greater, but less than 250 Gbps.125 Units26,875
250 Gbps or greater, but less than 1,500 Gbps.25 Units53,750
1,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 3,500 Gbps.5 Units107,500
3,500 Gbps or greater, but less than 6,500 Gbps1.0 Unit215,000
6,500 Gbps or greater2.0 Units430,000

[85 FR 59914, Sept. 23, 2020]

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