Sprint Corp. and the state of Indiana have reached a settlement in an 800 megahertz rebanding dispute that had been referred to an FCC administrative law judge, the parties told FCC Chief ALJ Richard Sippel in a Friday filing in WT docket 02-55 (TR Daily, Oct. 19). “The parties currently are in the process of documenting this comprehensive settlement and anticipate as soon as Indiana has made the specified settlement payment to Sprint by no later than the end of the calendar year, if not before, that the parties will ask the Commission to dismiss the Hearing Designation Order with prejudice,” the filing said. “The comprehensive settlement will include mutual releases by the parties and will eliminate the need for any Commission hearing or other further review of any aspect of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau’s May 24, 2017 Order in this matter.”
Sprint and Indiana asked the judge to postpone commencement of pre-hearing procedures. “The parties request a reasonable amount of time, of not more than a month, to document their agreed upon settlement and to file for dismissal of the matter with prejudice,” the filed added.