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Released: April 29, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

445 12th St., S.W.

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 14-548
April 29, 2014

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS H BLOCK (1915-1920

MHZ AND 1995-2000 MHZ) LICENSES

Auction No. 96

Report No. AUC-96 (Auction No. 96)

On February 27, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission completed an auction of 176 H
Block licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands (Auction 96).1 This Auction raised a
total of $1,564,000,000, with one bidder (American H Block Wireless L.L.C.) winning all 176 licenses.2
After a preliminary review of the FCC long-form application (FCC Form 601), the application was
accepted for filing.3
Upon further review, we find that the application is complete and conforms to the Commission’s
rules. Furthermore, the Commission has received full payment, as required by Section 1.2109(a) of its
rules, for the licenses listed in Attachment A.4 We find that grant of this application will serve the public
interest.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 309(a) of the Communications Act, as
amended, 47 U.S.C. § 309(a), and Sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. §§
0.131, 0.331, the application listed in Attachment A to this Public Notice is GRANTED.
Please contact Matthew Pearl, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Broadband Division, (202)
418-2607 or matthew.pearl@fcc.gov, for questions regarding legal matters or licensing issues.
This Public Notice includes one attachment:
Attachment A: Auction 96 Application Granted and Corresponding Licenses – Sorted by Market.

1 Auction of H Block Licenses in 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Closes; Winning Bidder Announced
for Auction 96, Public Notice, DA 14-279 (WTB rel. Feb. 28, 2014) (“Winning Bidder Public Notice”).
2 Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces That Application for H Block (1915-1920 and 1995-2000 MHz)
Licenses is Accepted for Filing, Public Notice, DA 14-432, Attach. A (WTB rel. April 1, 2014) (“H Block AFF
Public Notice
”); see also Winning Bidder Public Notice.
3 See H Block AFF Public Notice.
4 47 C.F.R. § 1.2109(a). Because one licensee obtained all 176 H Block licenses, Attachment A is sorted by market.

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