National Telecommunications and Information Administration August 29, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Scope of NTIA's Authority Regarding FirstNet Fees
Document Number: 2017-18221
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Congress authorized the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to assess and collect, among other funds, three specific types of fees. By law, NTIA must review and approve these fees on an annual basis. This final rule describes NTIA's overarching scope, boundaries, and guidelines for its FirstNet fee review and approval process as mandated by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (the Act).