Seven Auction 901 Winning Bids Authorized, Two Defaults Determined
Federal Communications Commission
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April 25, 2013
MOBILITY FUND PHASE I SUPPORT
AUTHORIZED FOR SEVEN WINNING BIDS
DEFAULTS ON TWO AUCTION 901 WINNING BIDS DETERMINEDBy this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition
Bureau (“Bureaus”) authorize Mobility Fund Phase I support for the winning bids identified in
Attachment A of this Public Notice.
On October 3, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) announced the 795
winning bids and associated winning bidders for Mobility Fund Phase 1 support in Auction 901, and
established the deadline for winning bidders to submit their long-form applications.1 For each of the
winning bids identified in Attachment A, the Bureaus have reviewed the long-form application information,
including the letter of credit (LOC) and Bankruptcy Code opinion letter from the winning bidder’s legal
counsel. Based on the representations and certifications in each relevant long-form application, the Bureaus
authorize support for the winning bids listed in Attachment A. The winning bidder for which support is
authorized as listed on Attachment A has defaulted on its remaining winning bids. Attachment B of this
Public Notice identifies the defaulted bids of this winning bidder. Support is not authorized for these
Upon issuance of this public notice, the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) is
directed and authorized to obligate and disburse from the Universal Service Fund (USF) the amounts
identified in Attachment A (net of any applicable auction default payment identified in Attachment B) to the
winning bidder associated with each study area specified in Attachment A. USAC will make disbursement
payments to the account on file for the Service Provider Identification Number associated with the Mobility
Fund Phase I study area code (SAC).
1 Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25,
Public Notice, DA 12-1566, 27 FCC Rcd 12031 (2012).
2 See 47 C.F.R. § 1.21004; Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Scheduled for September 27, 2012, Notice and Filing
Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 901, AU Docket No. 12-25, Public Notice, DA 12-641, 27 FCC
Rcd 4725, 4775-77 ¶¶ 183-87 (2012) (Auction 901 Procedures Public Notice) (establishing an auction default
payment of five percent of the total defaulted winning bid when default occurs prior to authorization of support).
The initial disbursement of Mobility Fund Phase I support is equal to one-third of the total
winning bid amount. We remind recipients that a winning bidder that has been authorized to receive
Mobility Fund Phase I support will be subject to a performance default payment if it fails or is unable to
meet its coverage requirement, other service requirements, or fails to fulfill any other term or condition of
Mobility Fund Phase I support.3 The performance default payment for Auction 901 is ten percent of the
total level of support for which a winning bidder is eligible.4 Under the terms of the LOC, the
Commission will be entitled to draw upon the LOC upon a recipient’s failure to comply with the terms
and conditions upon which USF support was authorized.
Further Information Contact:
Universal Service Administrative Companyhcinfo@usac.org
(USAC) - Disbursement Procedures
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Wireline Competition Bureau,
General Universal Service Information
Telecommunications Access Policy Division
Auction 901 Information
Auctions and Spectrum Access DivisionGeneral Auction Information, Process, and
Lisa Stover or Debbie Smith at (717) 338-2868
Post-Auction Rules, Policies, and Regulations
Lynne Milne at (202) 418-0660
Office of Native Affairs and PolicyAdditional information for entities seeking to
provide service to Tribal lands and Tribal
Consumer and Governmental Affairs BureauBraille, large print, electronic files, or
(202) 418-0530 or (202) 418-0432 (TTY)
audio format for people with disabilities
This Public Notice contains the following Attachments:
Attachment A: Authorized Winning Bidders and Bids
Attachment B: Winning Bidders and Bids in Default
3 Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,
FCC 11-161, 26 FCC Rcd 17663, 17814 ¶¶ 460-61 (2011).
4 47 C.F.R. § 54.1006(f); Auction 901 Procedures Public Notice, 27 FCC Rcd at 4777-78 ¶¶ 189-92.
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