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Released: June 8, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-986

June 8, 2011

AUCTION OF 700 MHz BAND LICENSES

STATUS OF SHORT-FORM APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN AUCTION 92

AU Docket No. 10-248

1.
By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau ("Bureau") announces
the status of the 24 short-form applications received for Auction 92. This auction, which is scheduled to
begin on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, will offer 16 licenses in the 698-806 MHz band (herein the "700 MHz
Band").1 This Public Notice also provides other important information and reminders relating to the
auction.

I.

SHORT-FORM APPLICATIONS AND UPFRONT PAYMENTS

A.

Status of Short-Form Applications

2.
The short-form applications (FCC Forms 175) for Auction 92 have been reviewed for
completeness and compliance with the Commission's rules, and have been classified into the categories
listed below.

Complete

............................................................................11 applications

Incomplete

..........................................................................13 applications
3.

Complete Applications.

Attachment A to this Public Notice lists the short-form
applications for Auction 92 that are complete. Each of these applicants will become a qualified bidder
upon receipt by the Commission of the required upfront payment by the June 17, 2011, deadline described
below.2 Each applicant also must maintain the accuracy of its short-form application as required by
sections 1.65 and 1.2105 of the Commission's rules.3


1 See "Auction of 700 MHz Band Licenses Scheduled for July 19, 2011; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum
Opening Bids, Upfront Payments, and Other Procedures for Auction 92," AU Docket No. 10-248, Public Notice,
DA 11-420, 26 FCC Rcd 3342 (2011) ("Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice").
2 See section I.B., below; see also 47 C.F.R. 1.2106 (upfront payment rule).
3 47 C.F.R. 1.65, 1.2105(c). Sections 1.65(a) and 1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules require each applicant in
competitive bidding proceedings to furnish additional or corrected information within five days of a significant
occurrence, or to amend its short-form application no more than five days after the applicant becomes aware of the
need for amendment. See Procedural Amendments to Commission Part 1 Competitive Bidding Rules, WT Docket
No. 10-18, Order, FCC 10-4, 25 FCC Rcd 521, 523 8 (2010) ("Part 1 Procedural Amendments Order"). See also

4.
Designation of an application as complete indicates that the applicant has provided the
certifications and basic information concerning its qualifications as required by the Commission's
competitive bidding rules for participation in the auction. Under the Commission's two-phased auction
application process, a winning bidder must submit a long-form application after the close of the auction to
demonstrate its qualifications to hold a Commission license and, if a bidding credit is requested, its
eligibility for the bidding credit requested.4 Thus, a determination that a short-form application is
complete and complies with the Commission's competitive bidding rules and policies is not determinative
of an applicant's qualifications to hold a license or of entitlement to a bidding credit. In the event that an
applicant is found unqualified to be a Commission licensee or is ineligible for claimed designated entity
benefits, it will be liable for any obligations incurred as a result of its participation in the auction.5
5.

Incomplete Applications.

Attachment B to this Public Notice lists the short-form
applications for Auction 92 found to be incomplete or otherwise deficient. Each of these applicants will
receive overnight correspondence indicating the information that is required to make its application
complete. Each of these applicants may become a qualified bidder only if it takes the following actions
by the June 17, 2011, deadlines described below: (1) make the required upfront payment; and
(2) resubmit its application, having corrected any deficiencies.6 Each applicant also must maintain the
accuracy of its short-form application as required by sections 1.65 and 1.2105 of the Commission's rules.7

B.

Upfront Payments

6.
Upfront payments and accompanying FCC Remittance Advice forms (FCC Form 159,
Revised 2/03) for Auction 92 are due in the proper account at U.S. Bank, St. Louis, Missouri, by 6:00
p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, June 17, 2011
. In order to meet the Commission's upfront payment
deadline, an applicant's payment must be credited to the Commission's account by the deadline.

Payments must be made by wire transfer only in accordance with the instructions provided in the
Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice

.8 No other payment method is acceptable for this auction.9 Each
applicant is reminded to provide its FCC Registration Number ("FRN") on the FCC Form 159 and to
submit the same FRN with all future payments for Auction 92. At least one hour before placing the order
for the wire transfer (but on the same business day), each applicant must fax a completed FCC Form 159
to U.S. Bank at (314) 418-4232.
7.
Each applicant is responsible for ensuring timely submission of its upfront payment and
for timely filing of an accurate and complete FCC Remittance Advice Form (FCC Form 159). An
applicant should coordinate with its financial institution well ahead of the due date regarding its wire
transfer and allow sufficient time for the wire transfer to be initiated and completed prior to the deadline.
The Commission repeatedly has cautioned auction participants about the importance of planning ahead to





47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c)(6) (any applicant that makes or receives a prohibited communication must report such
communication in writing to the Commission no later than five business days after the communication occurs).
4 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2107 1.2109; see also Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act
Competitive Bidding, PP Docket No. 93-253, Second Report and Order, FCC 94-61, 9 FCC Rcd 2348, 2376-77
163-168 (1994).
5 See generally 47 C.F.R. 1.2109.
6 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(b), 1.2106.
7 47 C.F.R. 1.65, 1.2105.
8 See Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3367-68 102-07. A wire transfer is a transaction that
is initiated through an applicant's bank. It authorizes the bank to wire funds from an applicant's account to the
Commission's account.
9 The Commission will not accept checks, credit cards, or automated clearing house ("ACH") payments.
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prepare for unforeseen last-minute difficulties in making payments by wire transfer.10 Each applicant
should obtain confirmation from its financial institution that its wire transfer was successful and from
Commission staff that the applicant's payment has been received by the Commission in the proper
account. For confirmation that the Commission has timely received the applicant's upfront payment in
the proper account, an applicant may contact Gail Glasser of the Office of Managing Director's Auctions
Accounting Group at (202) 418-0578, or Theresa Meeks at (202) 418-2945. Detailed information
regarding upfront payments, including additional requirements for "former defaulters," can be found in
the Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice under section II.G. and section III.D.11

C.

Short-Form Application Changes and Resubmission

8.
Each applicant whose application for Auction 92 has been identified as incomplete must
address defects in its application during the resubmission window, which is now open.12 Corrected
applications must be filed prior to 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 17, 2011. This will be the only
opportunity to cure application defects. Late resubmissions will not be accepted. An applicant that filed
an application deemed to be incomplete or otherwise deficient, as noted in Attachment B to this Public
Notice, must submit a timely and sufficient upfront payment before the Commission will review its
resubmitted application. If an application is incomplete or otherwise deficient after the resubmission
deadline has passed or if the required upfront payment is not made by the specified deadline, the applicant
will not be permitted to participate in bidding.
9.
The Bureau is sending a letter to each applicant whose application has been deemed
incomplete identifying the deficiencies found during the staff's initial review of the application. These
deficiency letters are being sent via overnight delivery to the contact person and contact address listed on
each incomplete application.
10.
During this resubmission window, all applicants may make other minor changes as
described below in more detail. We remind applicants that sections 1.65 and 1.2105 of the Commission's
rules require an applicant to maintain the accuracy and completeness of information furnished in its
pending short-form application.13 Each applicant should amend its short-form application to furnish
additional or corrected information within five days of a significant occurrence, or no more than five days
after the applicant becomes aware of the need for amendment.14 To the extent that changes may be made
directly in the electronic Form 175 at the time of the amendment, an applicant must modify its short-form
application electronically.15 An applicant seeking to report changes outside of the resubmission window
must submit a letter briefly summarizing the changes by e-mail to the attention of Margaret Wiener,
Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, at the following address: auction92@fcc.gov. Questions
about changes should be directed to the Auctions and Spectrum Access Division at (202) 418-0660.


10 See, e.g., Letter to Lee G. Petro, from Margaret W. Wiener, Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, DA
10-1270, 25 FCC Rcd 9046 (2010); Letter to David G. O'Neil, Esq. from Margaret W. Wiener, Chief, Auctions
and Spectrum Access Division, DA 08-622, 23 FCC Rcd 4765 (2008).
11 See Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3362-63 79-84, 3367-70 102-114.
12 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(b)(2).
13 47 C.F.R. 1.65, 1.2105.
14 Id.
15 During the resubmission phase, applicants will have electronic access to update the following application fields:
jurisdiction of formation/country of citizenship, applicant address, responsible party information, responsible party
address, contact information, contact address, authorized bidder information, bidding option (telephonic or
electronic), agreement information, and ownership information. During all phases of the application process,
applicants have electronic access to make certain administrative changes including updates to: applicant address,
responsible party address, contact information, contact address, and bidding option (telephonic or electronic).
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11.
The electronic Form 175 will not permit an applicant to make certain modifications to its
application (e.g., change the applicant's name, change its license selections, change the certifying official,
or claim eligibility for a higher percentage of bidding credit).16 Administrative and minor changes can be
made, including, for example, deletion and addition of authorized bidders (to a maximum of three),
revision of addresses and telephone numbers of the applicant and its contact person, and changes to
responsible party. While changes can be made to ownership and agreement information,17 we remind
each applicant that any application changes must comply with the Commission's rules, which prohibit,
among other things, changes in ownership that would constitute an assignment or transfer of control, as
well as changes in ownership or disclosure of agreements that would constitute violations of section
1.2105(c).18 If any application is changed to effect a major amendment, such as a change in control,19 the
applicant will be ineligible to bid in the auction.20

II.

OTHER IMPORTANT AUCTION 92 INFORMATION

12.

Qualified Bidders.

Approximately three weeks after the upfront payment deadline,
following Commission review of resubmitted short-form applications and the correlation of payments and
applications, a public notice listing all applicants qualified to bid in Auction 92 will be released. The
same public notice will also include bidding schedules for both the mock auction and the first day of
bidding.
13.

Due Diligence.

Potential bidders are solely responsible for investigating and evaluating
all technical and marketplace factors that may have a bearing on the value of the licenses being offered in
Auction 92. The Commission makes no representations or warranties about the use of this spectrum for
particular services. We strongly encourage potential bidders to conduct their own research prior to the
beginning of bidding in order to determine the existence of pending proceedings, pleadings, applications,
or authorizations that might affect their decisions regarding participation in the auction.21 Additionally, a
potential bidder should perform technical analyses and/or refresh any previous analyses to assure itself
that, should it be a winning bidder for any Auction 92 license, it will be able to build and operate facilities
that will fully comply with the Commission's current technical and legal requirements. Participants in
Auction 92 should continue such research throughout the auction. For further details regarding due
diligence, please refer to the Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, section I.B.5.22
14.

Prohibition of Certain Communications.

The Bureau reminds applicants that section
1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules prohibit applicants for any of the same or overlapping geographic
license areas from communicating with each other about bids, bidding strategies, or settlements, which
may include communications regarding the post-auction market structure, unless they have identified


16 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(b). The Commission's electronic Form 175 is designed to prevent inadvertent major
changes by applicants. Therefore, applicants are not permitted to make changes to the following data fields after
the short-form filing deadline: applicant name, legal classification, certifier, bidding credit, and license selection.
17 For more information on making administrative changes to an existing application, see "Minor Modifications to
Short-Form Applications" and "Maintaining Current Information in Short-Form Applications" in the Auction 92
Procedures Public Notice
, 26 FCC Rcd at 3364-65 86-92, Attachment C, 26 FCC Rcd at 3405.
18 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(b) (c).
19 See Letter to Koch Broadcasting Corp. and Birach Broadcasting Corp. from Margaret W. Wiener, Chief,
Auctions and Spectrum Access Div. and Peter H. Doyle, Chief, Audio Div., DA 06-38, 21 FCC Rcd 147 (2006)
(dismissing short-form application due to major amendment changing control of applicant).
20 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(b)(2).
21 See also 47 C.F.R. 1.1202(d)(1) Note 1.
22 See Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3352-53 34-42.
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each other on their short-form applications as parties with which they have entered into agreements under
section 1.2105(a)(2)(viii).23 The prohibition on certain communications applies to applicants that selected
licenses in the same or overlapping markets.24
15.
This prohibition took effect as of the short-form application filing deadline, which for
Auction 92 was May 11, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. ET, and extends until the post-auction down payment
deadline, which will be announced in a public notice released shortly following close of bidding.25

The
prohibition applies to all applicants regardless of whether such applicants become qualified
bidders, submit an upfront payment, or actually bid

.26
16.
We also emphasize that, for purposes of this prohibition, an "applicant" includes all
controlling interests of the entity submitting a short-form application to participate in the auction --
including all officers and directors of that entity and all holders of partnership and other ownership
interests and any stock interest amounting to 10 percent or more of the entity, or outstanding stock, or
outstanding voting stock of the entity submitting a short-form application.27 Thus, for example, a
violation of section 1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules could occur when an individual serves as an
officer and/or director for two or more competing applicants that have not disclosed an agreement on both
short-form applications.28 Therefore, applicants should continue to take precautionary steps to prevent
prohibited communications between any of the entities or persons covered by the prohibition.29


23 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(a)(2)(viii), 1.2105(c)(1). See also Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission's Rules --
Competitive Bidding Procedures, WT Docket No. 97-82, Seventh Report and Order, FCC 01-270, 16 FCC Rcd
17546 (2001) ("Part 1 Seventh Report and Order"); Order on Reconsideration of the Third Report and Order, Fifth
Report and Order
, and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, FCC 00-274, 15 FCC Rcd 15293, 15297-
98 7-8 (2000).
24 For a more detailed discussion of section 1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules in the context of Auction 92, see
Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice
, 26 FCC Rcd at 3345-50 7-27. See also "Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau Clarifies Spectrum Auction Anti-Collusion Rules," Public Notice, DA 95-2244, 11 FCC Rcd 9645 (1995)
("Section 1.2105 Clarification Public Notice").
25 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c)(1).
26 For example, the Commission imposed a forfeiture in the amount of $100,000 for violation of section 1.2105(c),
even though the applicant never made an upfront payment for the auction and was not listed as a qualified bidder.
Northeast Communications of Wisconsin, Inc., Forfeiture Order, DA 04-3027, 19 FCC Rcd 18635 (2004). The
Commission subsequently reduced the amount of the forfeiture to $75,000 due to the parties' history of compliance
with Commission rules. See Star Wireless, LLC and Northeast Communications of Wisconsin, Inc., Order on
Review
, FCC 07-80, 22 FCC Rcd 8943 (2007), review denied, Star Wireless, LLC v. FCC, 522 F.3d 469 (D.C. Cir.
2008) (section 1.2105(c) applies to applicants regardless of whether they are qualified to bid). The United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted summary judgment in favor of the United States
pursuant to an effort by the Department of Justice to enforce the forfeiture. United States v. Northeast
Communications of Wis., LLC, Decision and Order, Case No. 07-C-715, 608 F. Supp.2d 1049 (D. Wis. 2008). See
also
Letter to Robert Pettit, from Margaret W. Wiener, Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Div., DA 00-2905, 16
FCC Rcd 10080 (2000) (declining to exempt an applicant's controlling interest from coverage by the rule, even
though the applicant never made an upfront payment for the auction and was not listed as a qualified bidder).
27 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c)(7)(i).
28 See Lotus Communications Corp., Order, DA 08-1364, 23 FCC Rcd 9107 (2008); Letter to Colby M. May from
Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Div., and Margaret W. Wiener, Chief, Auctions and Spectrum Access Div., DA
05-2445, 20 FCC Rcd 14648 (2005) (finding apparent violation of 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c) where applicants with
mutually exclusive applications reported sharing same individual as an officer and director and reported no
agreement).
29 See Application of Nevada Wireless, Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 98-1137, 13 FCC Rcd 11973, 11977-
78 11-13 (1998). The Bureau cautions, however, that the mere existence of precautionary measures will not
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17.
If parties had agreed in principle on all material terms of a bidding agreement(s), those
parties must have been identified on the short-form application under section 1.2105(c), even if the
agreement had not been reduced to writing. If parties had not agreed in principle by the short-form
application filing deadline on May 11, 2011, an applicant should not have included the names of those
parties on its application, and must not have continued negotiations.30
18.

Anonymous Bidding.

We remind applicants that, under the anonymous bidding
procedures in effect for Auction 92, the Commission is withholding from public release, until after the
close of the auction, any information that may indicate specific applicants' interests in the auction
including, among other things, license selections, upfront payments and eligibility information and the
identities of bidders making bids or taking other bidding-related actions. Accordingly, communication to
other applicants or public disclosure of such non-public information may violate the Commission's
anonymous bidding procedures and section 1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules.31
19.
This prohibition would include communication of any such non-public information by an
applicant to the public, financial analysts, or the press, as well as any such communication by an applicant
to another applicant for one or more licenses covering geographic areas also covered by the applicant's
license selections on its short-form application.32 Examples of communications raising concern, given the
anonymous bidding procedures in effect for Auction 92, would include an applicant's statement to the
press about its upfront payment or bidding eligibility, and an applicant's statement to the press that it is or
is not interested in bidding in the auction.
20.
Because anonymous bidding procedures are in place for Auction 92, applicants' license
selections will not be disclosed publicly until after the auction closes. Therefore, the Bureau is sending
each applicant a letter identifying those applicants that have applied for licenses in any of the same or
overlapping geographic areas as those selected by the applicant.33
21.

Disclosure Obligations and Possible Sanctions.

Sections 1.65 and 1.2105(c) of the
Commission's rules require each auction applicant to maintain the accuracy and completeness of
information furnished in its pending application and to provide additional or corrected information within
five days of a significant occurrence, or amend its short-form application no more than five days after the
applicant becomes aware of the need for amendment.34 In addition, section 1.2105(c)(6) requires each
auction applicant to report a prohibited discussion or disclosure regarding bids or bidding strategy to the
Commission in writing immediately, but in no case later than five business days after the communication
occurs, even if the communication does not result in an agreement or understanding regarding bids or





outweigh specific evidence of prohibited communications, nor will it preclude the initiation of an investigation when
warranted. Id. at 11978 13.
30 See Section 1.2105 Clarification Public Notice, 11 FCC Rcd at 9645.
31 47 C.F.R. 1.65, 1.2105(c). See also Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3372-74 126-
35.
32 The Commission has long expressed the concern that applicants also should use caution in their dealings with
other parties, such as members of the press, financial analysts, or others who might become a conduit for the
communication of non-public information relating to auctions, such as bids and bidding strategies. Cf. "Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau Responds to Questions About the Local Multipoint Distribution Service Auction,
Public Notice," DA 98-37, 13 FCC Rcd 341, 347-8 (1998) ("Public statements can give rise to collusion concerns.
This has occurred in the antitrust context, where certain public statements can support other evidence which tends
to indicate the existence of a conspiracy.").
33 See Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3373 132.
34 47 C.F.R. 1.65, 1.2105(c). See also Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3348-50 20-25..
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bidding strategy that must be reported under section 1.65.35 The Commission has clarified that each
applicant's obligation to report any such communication continues beyond the five-day period after the
communication is made, even if the report is not made within the five-day period.36
22.
Reporting Prohibited Communications. A party reporting a communication pursuant to
sections 1.65 or 1.2105(c) must take care to ensure that any such report of a prohibited communication
does not itself give rise to a violation of section 1.2105(c). For example, a party's report of a prohibited
communication could violate the rule by communicating prohibited information to other applicants
through the use of Commission filing procedures that would allow such materials to be made available for
public inspection.
23.
The Commission amended section 1.2105(c) to minimize the risk of inadvertent
dissemination of information by requiring any party to file only a single report and to file that report with
Commission personnel expressly charged with administering the Commission's auctions.37 Pursuant to
the amended rule, any report required by section 1.2105(c) must be filed consistent with the instructions
set forth in the Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice.38 For Auction 92, any such report must be filed
with the Chief of the Auctions and Spectrum Access Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, by
the most expeditious means available. Specifically, any such report must be submitted by e-mail to
auction92@fcc.gov or delivered to the following address: Margaret W. Wiener, Chief, Auctions and
Spectrum Access Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission,
445 12th Street, SW, Room 6423, Washington, DC 20554. Any party submitting such a report should
include a cover sheet to avoid the inadvertent dissemination of information contained in the report.
24.
A party seeking to report such prohibited communications should consider submitting its
report with a request that the report or portions of the submission be withheld from public inspection.39
Any such party is also encouraged to consult with the Auctions and Spectrum Access Division staff if it
has any questions about the procedures for submitting such reports.40 The Auction 92 Procedures Public
Notice
provides additional guidance on procedures for submitting application-related information.41
25.
Each applicant that is a winning bidder will be required to disclose in its long-form
application the specific terms, conditions, and parties involved in any bidding consortia, joint ventures,
partnerships, or other agreements, understandings or arrangements entered into relating to the competitive
bidding process.42 Any applicant found to have violated section 1.2105(c) of the Commission's rules may
be subject to sanctions.43 In addition, we remind applicants that they are subject to the antitrust laws,


35 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c)(6); see also Part 1 Seventh Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd at 17555 17.
36 See Service Rules for the 698-746, 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands, WT Docket No. 06-150, Second Report
and Order
, FCC 07-132, 22 FCC Rcd 15289, 15395 285-86 (2007).
37 Part 1 Procedural Amendments Order, 25 FCC Rcd at 522 4.
38 Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3349 24.
39 See 47 C.F.R. 0.459 (procedures for requesting that materials or information submitted to the Commission be
withheld from public inspection). If an applicant requests confidential treatment of a document, the cover page of
the filing must prominently display that the applicant is seeking confidential treatment for that document. For
example, a filing might include a cover page stamped with "Request for Confidential Treatment Attached" or "Not
for Public Inspection." Any such request must cover all of the material to which the request applies. See 47
C.F.R. 0.459(a).
40 See section III. "Contact Information" below.
41 See Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at 3364-65 86-92.
42 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2107(d).
43 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2105(c), 1.2109(d).
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which are designed to prevent anti-competitive behavior in the marketplace. If an applicant is found to
have violated the antitrust laws in connection with its participation in the competitive bidding process, it
may be subject to forfeiture of its upfront payment, down payment, or full bid amount, and may be
prohibited from participating in future auctions.44
26.

Ex Parte Rule.

Applicants should also be aware that the Commission has generally
treated mutually exclusive short-form applications to participate in the auctions process as exempt
proceedings and, therefore, not subject to the ex parte prohibitions that pertain to restricted proceedings.45
27.

Mock Auction.

All applicants found to be qualified bidders will be eligible to participate
in a mock auction on Friday, July 15, 2011. The Bureau encourages all qualified bidders to take
advantage of this opportunity to become familiar with the FCC's Integrated Spectrum Auction System
("ISAS" or "FCC Auction System"). In the public notice announcing the qualified bidders, the Bureau
will announce the bidding schedule for the mock auction. The mock auction will be conducted over the
Internet, and telephonic bidding will be available as well.
28.

Electronic Bidding.

Applicants are reminded that qualified bidders are eligible to bid
either electronically or telephonically. Applicants should specify their bidding preference on the FCC
Form 175, if they have not already done so.
29.
Bidders can access the FCC Auction System over the Internet. The following software is
required to use the FCC Integrated Spectrum Auction System:

Web Browser, either of the following is recommended:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, with either Microsoft VM or Java Plug-In.

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later, with Java Plug-In.
To obtain the Java Plug-In, point your browser at
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html and click the Download
JRE button under Java Platform, Standard Edition.

PDF Viewer: Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher (available at http://www.adobe.com)

Minimum Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
30.
Currently, the Apple Mac OS is not supported.
31.

Post-Auction Procedures.

Shortly after bidding has ended, the Commission will issue a
public notice declaring the auction closed, identifying the winning bidders, and establishing the deadlines
for submitting down payments and final payments.46 Winning bidders will be subject to the more
extensive reporting requirements contained in the Commission's Part 1 ownership disclosure rules and
must submit electronically a properly-completed long-form application (FCC Form 601) and ownership


44 47 C.F.R. 1.2109(d).
45 See "Commission Announces that Mutually Exclusive `Short-Form' Applications (Form 175) to Participate in
Competitive Bidding Process (`Auctions') Are Treated as Exempt for Ex Parte Purposes," Public Notice, FCC 94-
283, 9 FCC Rcd 6760 (1994).
46 For more details on these payments and procedures, see Auction 92 Procedures Public Notice, 26 FCC Rcd at
3384-87 192-207.
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disclosure information report (FCC Form 602).47 Further filing instructions will be provided to auction
winners at the close of the auction.

III.

CONTACT INFORMATION

32.
For specific questions about an applicant's incomplete status or its application
deficiencies, the applicant should contact the staff reviewer identified in the correspondence sent to the
applicant by overnight mail.
33.
For further information concerning Auction 92, contact:

General Auction Information

FCC Auctions Hotline

General Auction Questions
(888) 225-5322, option two; or
(717) 338-2868

Auction 92 Process and Procedures

Auctions and Spectrum Access Division

(717) 338-2868
Debbie Smith (Analyst)
Lisa Stover (Project Manager)

Auction 92 Legal Information

Auctions and Spectrum Access Division

Auction Rules, Policies, Regulations, including
(202) 418-0660
Reports of section 1.2105(c) Violations and
Lynne Milne (Attorney)
Application Modifications

Licensing Information

Mobility Division

Service Rules, Policies, Regulations
(202) 418-0620
Licensing Issues, Engineering Issues
Michael Connelly (Attorney)
Due Diligence, Incumbency Issues
Keith Harper (Engineer)

Technical Support

FCC Auctions Technical Support Hotline

Electronic Filing
(877) 480-3201, option nine; or (202) 414-1250
FCC Auction System (Hardware/Software
(202) 414-1255 (TTY)
Issues)
Hours of service: 8:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. ET,
Monday through Friday

Auction Payments

Auctions Accounting Group

Instructions for Wiring Upfront Payments and
(202) 418-0578
Completion of Form 159
Gail Glasser
34.
To request materials in accessible formats (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio
format) for people with disabilities, send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
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47 See 47 C.F.R. 1.2107, 1.2112(b)(2).
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