Thursday, September 11, 2014

FCC Hikes Vanity Fees; Considers Elimination

The FCC has raised the fee for applying for a new or renewed vanity call sign by a little more than $5, but disclosed that it is also considering eliminating the fee altogether in the future. The current $16.10 fee will rise to $21.40 for the fiscal year that begins October 1. In its Report and Order, the FCC said it did not have enough information "at this time" on the potential impact of removing the vanity call fee, but said it would revisit the issue in the future.