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Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Rescheduled for Feb. 25

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Released: October 30, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE

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DA 13-2057
October 30, 2013

TRIBAL MOBILITY FUND PHASE I AUCTION RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2014

NOTICE OF CHANGES TO AUCTION 902 SCHEDULE FOLLOWING RESUMPTION OF

NORMAL COMMISSION OPERATIONS

AU Docket No. 13-53

1. By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus
(collectively, the Bureaus) announce that Auction 902, the reverse auction that will award up to $50
million in one-time Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I support, will be conducted on February 25, 2014. This
Public Notice also revises the previously-announced schedule of pre-auction deadlines for Auction 902.1
2. These schedule changes are intended to give potential bidders and Commission staff
additional time for planning and preparation for Auction 902 following the now-concluded 16-day
suspension of regular Commission operations.2 The single-round reverse auction will now be held on
February 25, 2014, and short-form applications to participate in the auction will be due by 6:00 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) on December 5, 2013. A complete list of the revised pre-auction dates and deadlines
is below. All other procedures, terms and requirements as set out in the Auction 902 Procedures Public
Notice
remain unchanged.
3. The Auction 902 short-form application filing window opened at 12:00 noon ET on
September 30, 2013,3 but was suspended on October 1, 2013, along with other Commission operations.4

1 On August 7, 2013, the Bureaus established the procedures that will apply to Auction 902 and set the applicable
dates and deadlines for the auction. Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction Rescheduled for December 19, 2013;
Notice and Filing Requirements and Other Procedures for Auction 902, Public Notice, AU Docket No. 13-53, DA
13-1672, 28 FCC Rcd 11628 (2013) (“Auction 902 Procedures Public Notice”).
2 Regular Commission operations were suspended for a 16-day period from October 1 through October 16, 2013,
due to a Government-wide lapse in funding.
3 See Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction (Auction 902); Short-Form Application Filing Window Rescheduled to
Open on September 30, 2013, Public Notice, AU Docket No. 13-53, DA 13-1978 (rel. Sept. 25, 2013) (rescheduling
the opening of the short-form application filing window to provide time for implementing certain revisions to the list
of census blocks eligible for support in the auction); see also Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction; Updated List of
Eligible Areas; Petition for Reconsideration of Auction 902 Procedures Public Notice Granted in Part, Public
Notice
, AU Docket No. 13-53, DA 13-1986 (rel. Sept. 27, 2013) (releasing an updated list of eligible areas).
4 Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I Auction (Auction 902); Short-Form Application Filing Window Suspended; Any
Changes to Auction Schedule or Procedures to be Announced Upon Resumption of Operations, Public Notice, AU
Docket No. 13-53, DA 13-2014 (rel. Oct. 1, 2013) (suspending short-form application filing window due to
Government-wide lapse in funding).

Federal Communications Commission

DA 13-2057

4. The following dates and deadlines will now apply to Auction 902:
Revised Auction Tutorial Available (via Internet)............November 18, 20135
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 180)
Filing Window Reopens ...................................................November 18, 2013, 12:00 noon ET6
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 180)
Filing Window Deadline ..................................................December 5, 2013, 6:00 p.m. ET
Mock Auction ..................................................................February 21, 2014
Auction..............................................................................February 25, 2014
5.
For further information, contact Patricia Robbins of the Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division at (202) 418-0660. 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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5 We will replace the currently-available tutorial with a new version incorporating the revised dates and deadlines.
6 Any information previously saved in a short-form application, FCC Form 180, during the period that the filing
window was open prior to the suspension of the window on October 1, 2013, will be retained in the Commission’s
Auction system and will be accessible to the applicant when the short-form application filing window reopens.
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