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Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) - Releases

2012

 
3/12/2012
FCC Proposes 40 MHZ of Additional Spectrum for Mobile Broadband
News Release: PDF | Word
 
3/12/2012
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2000-2020 MHz and 2180-2200 MHz Bands
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry (FCC 12-32): PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Genachowski: PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner McDowell: PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Clyburn: PDF | Word
 

2008

 
6/20/2008
FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule Changes for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Spectrum in the 1.9 and 2.1 GHz Bands
News Release: PDF | Word
 
6/20/2008
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz/Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1915-1920 MHz, 1995-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz AND 2175-2180 MHz Bands
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 08-158): PDF | Word

2007

 
12/12/2007
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 2155-2175 MHz Band
Order (DA 07-4977): PDF | Word
 
11/15/2007
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands
Order on Reconsideration (DA 07-4619): PDF | Word

2006

 
12/18/2006
WTB Grants Advanced Wireless Service Licenses
Public Notice (DA 06-2536): PDF | Word
Attachment A: PDF
Attachment A1: PDF
Attachment B: PDF | Word
Attachment C: PDF | Word
 
11/29/2006
FCC Grants First Set of Advanced Wireless Services Licenses Won in Auction No. 66
News Release: PDF | Word
 
11/29/2006
WTB Grants Advanced Wireless Services Licenses Auction Event No. 66
Public Notice (DA 06-2408): PDF | Word
Attachment A:PDF
Attachment A1:PDF
Attachment B:PDF |Word
Attachment C:PDF |Word
 
10/31/2006
WTB Announces that an Application for Advanced Wireless Services Licenses is Accepted for Filing
Public Notice (DA 06-2256): PDF | Word
Attachment A:PDF
Attachment B:PDF |Word
 
10/27/2006
WTB Announces that Applications for Advanced Wireless Services Licenses are Accepted for Filing -
Auction Event No. 66
Public Notice (DA 06-2179): PDF | Word
Attachment A:PDF
Attachment A1:PDF
Attachment B:PDF |Word
 
10/26/2006
AST Telecom, LLC/Public Service Wireless Services, Inc./Cavalier Wireless, LLC
Granted all three of the Applicants' waiver requests
Order(DA 06-2120): PDF | Word
 
9/18/2006
FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) Spectrum Auction Concludes
The FCC's first auction of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses ended on September 18, 2006. A total of 1,122 licenses were offered in the auction, and 104 bidders won 1,087 licenses.
News Release:  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF |Word
 
8/9/2006
Small Entity Compliance Guide for Advanced Wireless Services Spectrum (AWS-1)
The AWS-1 Small Entity Compliance Guide explains to small entities, in plain language, what the FCC requires of them with respect to complying with the new AWS-1 service rules.
Guide (DA 06-1612):  PDF | Word
 
4/25/2006
Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures, Second Report and Order and Second Further Notice of proposed Rule Making. 
Report and Order (FCC 06-52):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF | Word
 
4/21/2006
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, including Third Generation Wireless Systems.  Adopted Relocation Procedures And Cost Sharing Rules To Facilitate Access Of Spectrum For Advanced Wireless Services.
Ninth Report and Order and Order:  PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Tate:PDF | Word
 
4/20/2006
The FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration - Coordination Procedures in the 1710-1755 MHZ Band
Public Notice (FCC 06-50):  PDF | Word
 
4/12/2006
FCC Establishes Procedures for Advanced Wireless Services Auction Scheduled to Begin June 29, 2006
The FCC adopted a Public Notice that establishes procedures, minimum opening bids, and a reserve price for the FCC's upcoming first auction of spectrum licenses for Advanced Wireless Services.
News Release:  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Tate:PDF |Word
 
4/12/2006
Auction of Advanced Wireless Services Licenses Scheduled for June 29, 2006; Notice and Filing Requirements, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and Other Procedures for Auction No. 66; AU Docket No. 06-30, FCC 06-47
This public notice announces the procedures, minimum opening bids and reserve price for the upcoming auction of Advanced Wireless Services licenses in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands.
Public Notice (FCC 06-47):  PDF | Word
Attachment A (Complete):PDF
Attachment A - All License Summary:xls
Attachment A - Cellular Market Area (CMA) Licenses:xls
Attachment A - Economic Area (EA) Licenses:xls
Attachment A - Regional Economic Area Grouping (REAG) Licenses:xls
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Tate:PDF | Word
 
2/3/2006
Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures
Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making (FCC 06-8):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein: PDF |Word
 
1/31/2006
Auction of Advanced Wireless Services Licenses Scheduled for June 29, 2006; Comment Sought on Reserve Prices Or Minimum Opening Bids and Other Procedures
This public notice announces the Auction of Advanced Wireless Services ("AWS") licenses in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz ("AWS-1") bands. Copies of comments and reply comments filed in response to this public notice may be found by using the search function of ECFS under docket number 06-30 or through the FCC Reference Information Center, which is located in Room CY-A257 at the Commission's Headquarters.
Public Notice (DA 06-238):  PDF | Word
Attachment A (Complete):PDF
Attachment A - All License Summary:xls
Attachment A - Cellular Market Area (CMA) Licenses:xls
Attachment A - Economic Area (EA) Licenses:xls
Attachment A - Regional Economic Area Grouping (REAG) Licenses:xls
Attachment B:PDF |Word
Attachment C:PDF |Word
 
1/24/2006
Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures
The Commission adopts several modifications to its competitive bidding rules. Some of the adopted rule changes are required by the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act, and others are intended to enhance the effectiveness of the auction program.
Report and Order (FCC 06-4):  PDF | Word

2005

 
9/29/2005
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Eighth Report and Order (FCC 05-172):  PDF | Word
 
8/15/2005
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands
The FCC advanced its efforts to make spectrum available for an array of innovative wireless services and technologies, including voice, data, video, and other wireless broadband services offered over Third Generation ("3G") mobile networks.
Order on Reconsideration (FCC 05-149):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Martin:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF | Word
 
8/5/2005
FCC Modifies Advanced Wireless Service Rules to Provide Greater Flexibility and Access to Spectrum for Small and Rural Providers
The FCC advanced its efforts to make spectrum available for an array of innovative wireless services and technologies, including voice, data, video, and other wireless broadband services offered over Third Generation ("3G") mobile networks.
News Release:  PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word
 
6/14/2005
In the Matter of Implementation of the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act and Modernization of the Commission's Competitive Bidding Rules and Procedures, Declaratory Ruling and Notice of Proposed Rule Making
This Declaratory Ruling and Notice begins a proceeding to implement rules and procedures needed to comply with the recently enacted Commercial Spectrum Enchancement Act ("CSEA").
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 05-123):  PDF | Word
 
6/9/2005
FCC Moves Closer to Auctioning Spectrum for Advanced Wireless Services by Implementing Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act
News Release:  PDF | Word
 
1/13/2005
Presentations from Open Commission Meeting by Senior Agency Officials Regarding Implementations of the Agency's Strategic Plan and a Comprehensive Review of FCC Policies
Presentation:  html

2004

 
12/29/2004
FCC to Commence Spectrum Auction That will Provide American Consumers New Wireless Broadband Services
In a letter to Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Michael D. Gallagher, FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell stated that the Commission intends to commence an auction for Advanced Wireless Services licenses in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands as early as June 2006.
News:  PDF | Word
Letter to NTIA: PDF
 
12/23/2004
Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act (H.R. 5419), Signed into Law on December 23, 2004
 
12/9/2004
Chairman Powell's Statement Concerning Passage of Telecommunications Legislation
News:  PDF | Word
 
10/26/2004
"The Wireless Broadband Express"- Remarks at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment Convention October 26, 2004 San Francisco, CA
Michael K. Powell Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Presentation:  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF |Word
 
10/21/2004
SEVENTH REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 04-246)
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Seventh Report and Order (FCC 04-246):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF |Word
 
9/24/2004
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1915-1920 MHz, 1995-2000 MHz, 2020-2025 MHz and 2175-2180 MHz Bands, Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 04-218):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Abernathy:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word
 
9/22/2004
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Continued ongoing efforts to promote spectrum utilization and efficiency by evaluating spectrum that may be suitable for the provision of new services, including Advanced Wireless Services. By 6th R&O, 3rd MO&O, and 5th MO&O.
Sixth Report and Order, Third Memorandum Opinion and Order, and Fifth Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 04-219):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word

2003

 
11/25/2003
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz Bands
In this Report and Order, we adopt service rules for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) in the 1710-1755 and 2110-2155 MHz bands, including provisions for application, licensing, operating and technical rules, and for competitive bidding
Report and Order (FCC 03-251):  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Martin:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word
 
10/16/2003
FCC Adopts Third Generation ("3G") Rules Making 90 MHz of Spectrum Available for Broadband and Advanced Wireless Services
In a Report and Order adopted today, the Federal Communications Commission advanced its efforts to provide new and existing wireless operators with additional spectrum resources and issued rules that will enable wireless providers to offer an array of innovative products and services, including wireless broadband Internet access
News Release:  PDF | Word
Statement of Chairman Powell:PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Martin:PDF |Word
Statement of Commissioner Adelstein:PDF |Word
 
7/7/2003
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Proposed making spectrum available for Federal Gov. operations that will be displaced from the band 1710-1850 MHz as a result of making the 1710-1755 MHz segment available to support the introduction of new non-Federal Gov. advanced wireless services
Fourth Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 03-134):  PDF | Word
Statement of Commissioner Copps:PDF | Word
 
2/10/2003
FCC Reallocates Spectrum for New Wireless Services
FCC releases items Reallocating Spectrum for New Wireless Services (Third Report and Order, Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Second Memorandum Opinion and Order)
Third Report and Order, Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Second Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 03-16):  PDF | Word

2002

 
11/22/2002
Service Rules for Advanced Wireless Services in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 Ghz Bands
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 02-305):  PDF | Word
 
11/15/2002
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Identified and allocated spectrum to support new advanced wireless services
Second Report and Order (FCC 02-304):  PDF | Word
 
7/22/2002
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): An Assessment of the Viability of Accommodating Advanced Mobile Wireless (3G) Systems in the 1710-1770 MHZ and 2110-2170 MHZ Bands

2001

 
10/30/2001
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation Wireless Systems; Granted the October 26, 2001 Request of CTIA to Extend the Deadline for Filing Reply Comments from November 5, 2001 to November 8, 2001 in This Proceeding
Order Extending Reply Comment Period (FCC 01-2533):  PDF | Word
 
10/4/2001
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Order Extending Reply Comment Period (FCC 01-2313):  PDF | Word
 
9/24/2001
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, Including Third Generation Wireless Systems
First Report and Order and Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 01-256):  PDF | Word
 
9/24/2001
FCC Adds Mobile Allocation to 2500-2690 MHz Band and Does Not Relocate Existing Licensees
News:  PDF | Word
 
8/20/2001
In the Matter of Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services, including Third Generation Wireless Systems; Amendment of Section 2.106 of the Rules to Allocate Spectrum At 2 GHz for Use by the Mobile-Satellite Service, et al
Memorandum Opinion and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FCC 01-224):  PDF | Word
 
8/9/2001
FCC Examines Additional Spectrum Bands to Support Advanced Wireless Services
News:  PDF | Word
 
1/5/2001
Amendment of Part 2 of the Commission's Rules to Allocate Spectrum Below 3 GHz for Mobile and Fixed Services to Support the Introduction of New Advanced Wireless Services including Third Generation Wireless Systems
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Order (FCC 00-455):  PDF | Word
Erratum:PDF
 
1/4/2001
FCC Looks to Allocate Additional Spectrum for New Advanced Wireless Systems
News:  PDF | Word
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