Cable Landing Licenses Granted since 2016
To land or operate a submarine cable in the United States, submarine cable operators must obtain a cable landing license from the FCC.  The FCC’s International Bureau, Telecommunications and Analysis Division (TAD) issues licenses to own and operate submarine cables and associated landing stations in the United States pursuant to the Commission’s authority under the Cable Landing License Act of 1921 and Executive Order No. 10530.  Before granting the application, the FCC coordinates with the Department of State and any other agencies, as needed.

For information regarding pending applications for new cable landing licenses or renewals that the International Bureau has reviewed and placed on the Accepted for Filing Public Notice (AFF PN)

 

Submarine Cable Landing Licenses Granted in 2019

Granted Applications by Date of Public Notice

Name of Cable

Applicant &
IBFS File No.

Location

Grant Public Notice

1

AU-Aleutian

GCI Communication Corp.

SCL-LIC-20171031-00024

 

Application for a license to land and operate in the United States a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system extending between Kodiak, Larsen Bay, Chignik, Perryville, Sand Point, King Cove, Cold Bay, Akutan, Dutch Harbor, and False Pass.

6/17/19

Grant PN: 6/13/19
Report No. SCL-00243

PDF

2

VILink Submarine Cable System

ATN Undersea Cable Corporation
SCL-LIC-20180417-00008

Application for a license to operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine telecommunications cable extending between the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI).

7/19/19

Grant PN: 7/12/19
Report No. SCL-00245

PDF

3

KetchCan1 Submarine Fiber Cable System

City of Ketchikan dba Ketchikan Public Utilities

SCL-LIC-20190718-00020

Application for a license to construct, land, and operate a private, non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Ketchikan, Alaska with Prince Rupert, British Colombia, Canada.

9/4/19

Grant PN: 9/3/19
Report No. SCL-00249
Report No. SCL-00251

PDF

 

4

Havfrue

America Europe Connect 2 USA, Inc.

SCL-LIC-20180511-00010

Application for a license to land and operate within the United States a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Wall, New Jersey; Blaabjerg, Denmark; Old Head Beach, Leckanvy, Ireland; and Kristiansand, Norway.

9/9/19

Grant PN: 9/6/19
Report No. SCL-00250

PDF

5

Curie

GU Holdings Inc.

SCL-LIC-20181008-00034

Application for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Los Angeles, California and Valparaiso, Chile.

9/27/19

Grant PN: 9/20/19
Report No. SCL-00252

PDF

6

Dunant

GU Holdings Inc.

SCL-LIC-20190410-00015

Application for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Virginia Beach, Virginia and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France.

Grant: 3/13/2020
Report No. SCL-00266

PDF

 

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