Fee category Sources of payment unit estimates
Land Mobile (All), Based on Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Microwave, 218-219 MHz, ("WTB") projections of new applications and
Marine (Ship & Coast), renewals taking into consideration existing
Aviation (Aircraft & Commission licensee data bases. Aviation
Ground), GMRS, Amateur (Aircraft) and Marine (Ship) estimates have been
Vanity Call Signs, adjusted to take into consideration the licensing
Domestic Public Fixed of portions of these services on a voluntary
CMRS Cellular/Mobile Based on WTB projection reports, and FY 12 payment
CMRS Messaging Services Based on WTB reports, and FY 12 payment data.
AM/FM Radio Stations Based on CDBS data, adjusted for exemptions, and
actual FY 2012 payment units.
UHF/VHF Television Based on CDBS data, adjusted for exemptions, and
Stations actual FY 2012 payment units.
AM/FM/TV Construction Based on CDBS data, adjusted for exemptions, and
Permits actual FY 2012 payment units.
LPTV, Translators and Based on CDBS data, adjusted for exemptions, and
Boosters, Class A actual FY 2012 payment units.
Broadcast Auxiliaries Based on actual FY 2012 payment units.
BRS (formerly MDS/MMDS) Based on WTB reports and actual FY 2012 payment
Based on WTB reports and actual FY 2012 payment
Cable Television Relay Based on data from Media Bureau's COALS database
Service ("CARS") and actual FY 2012 payment units.
Cable Television System Based on publicly available data sources for
Subscribers estimated subscriber counts and actual FY 2011
Interstate Based on FCC Form 499-Q data for the four quarters
Telecommunication of calendar year 2012, the Wireline Competition
Service Providers Bureau projected the amount of calendar year 2012
revenue that will be reported on 2013 FCC Form
499-A worksheets in April, 2013.
Earth Stations Based on International Bureau ("IB") licensing
data and actual FY 2012 payment units.
Space Stations (GSOs & Based on IB data reports and actual FY 2012
NGSOs) payment units.
International Bearer Based on IB reports and submissions by licensees.
Submarine Cable Licenses Based on IB license information.
29. The most significant shifts between the recalculated fees we adopt today and the fees that appear in Attachment B of the FY 2013 Notice affect International Bureau licensees. The reallocation of FTEs from the International Bureau, combined with a 10% cap on decreases, would have provided licensees of Earth Stations, Geostationary Orbit Space Stations, Non-Geostationary Orbit Satellite Systems, and Submarine Cable Systems with reductions of 3.85% to 10.01% from the fees they paid in FY 2012. /66/ Removing the 10% cap on decreases causes the fees these licensees will pay in FY 2013 to increase between 2.31% and 4.70% over the fees they paid in FY 2012. /67/ Although at variance from the results we had projected, we find that these modest increases in the fees international service licensees will pay this year are unlikely to affect their ability to continue offering the services for which the Commission has licensed them. /68/ Moreover, we emphasize again that the adjustments reflected in all the fees we adopt today are but an initial step in the process of comprehensively reforming the way we assess regulatory fees, a process that we anticipate will lead to further significant changes in the regulatory fees Commission licensees will pay in FY 2014 and beyond.