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Summary

August 26, 1996 - January 14, 1997
Rounds:
276
Bidding Days:
85
Qualified Bidders:
153
Winning Bidders:
125 winners 1472 licenses(93 small business bidders won 598 licenses)(32 other bidders won 874 licenses)
Licenses Held by FCC:
7
Gross Bids:
$2,715,885,604
Net Bids:
$2,517,439,565
Maps & Band Plans
Maps Files
Band Plans Files
General Information
Auction Announcements
Auction Programs
Bidder Cross Reference (dbf)
For additional information about PCS, including buildout information, see Broadband PCS.

1/15/1997
Winning Bidders
D, E, and F Block Auction Closes (Auction No. 11)
DEF block auction closed Jan. 14, 1997. PN lists winners and describes post-auction procedure
pdf - text 
Attachment A: dbf
Attachment B: dbf
Attachment C: text 
Attachment D: text 
To download the FCC Electronic Filing/Application Review Software: Tool

8/26/1996
Procedures
Bidder Information Package
Bidder Information Package for Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) Basic Trading Area Licenses Frequency Blocks D & E and Entrepreneurs" Frequency Block F
pdf
The DEF Block Report and Order: pdf - text
Form 175 Electronic Filing Software (Includes Form 159 to be mailed in separately): Tool

8/20/1996
Qualified Bidders
Auction of Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks), Qualified Bidders and Bidding Instructions
Public Notice corrected on August 22, 1996 This public notice identifies applicants who have been found qualified to bid in the auction for 1,479 Basic Trading Area (BTA) licenses to provide Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) in the E, E, and F frequency blocks, scheduled to begin August 26, 1996. This Notice also provides bidding instructions and other important information regarding the auction.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls
Attachment C: xls

8/6/1996
Applications to Participate
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks), Status of Applications to Participate in Auction
The Public Notices announces the status of the 204 timely-filed FCC Form 175 applications to participate in an auction scheduled to begin on Monday, August 26, 1996, for 1,479 licenses to provide broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) on the D, E and entrepreneurs' F frequency blocks.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls
Attachment C: xls

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 11 began on 8/26/1996 and closed on 1/14/1997.
Round 276 (See PN 97-81)

Licenses:

1479 licenses. 3 licenses in each of 493 Basic Trading Area (BTA)

Spectrum:

Block D: 1865-1870/1945-1950 MHz
Block E: 1885-1890/1965-1970 MHz
Block F: 1890-1895/1970-1975 MHz

Bandwidth:

Block D, E & F - 10.0 MHz ea. (2 x 5 MHz paired) in 493 BTAs
Total bandwidth: 30.0 MHz (30,000 kHz)

Winning Bidders:
125 winners 1472 licenses(93 small business bidders won 598 licenses)(32 other bidders won 874 licenses)
Rounds:
276
Qualified Bidders:
153
Licenses Won:
1472
Licenses Held by FCC:
7
Total Licenses:
1479
Net Bids:
$2,517,439,565
Gross Bids:
$2,715,885,604

General information and associated licensing parameters are provided below. Public Notices provide specific information regarding this auction. This fact sheet includes:

EventDate
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
8/1/1996; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Cashiers Check)
8/12/1996; 11:59 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Wire Transfer)
8/12/1996; 6:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
8/16/1996
Mock Auction
8/20/1996
Auction Start
8/26/1996
Auction Closed
1/14/1997

On August 26, 1996, the Commission began a simultaneous multiple round auction for the final 3 blocks of the Broadband PCS licenses. This auction offered a total of 1,479 licenses, three in each of 493 BTAs in the United States and territories, the most licenses offered in one auction to date. The D and E blocks were open to all entities. To bid on the F block license, the bidder needed to qualify as an entrepreneur.

Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) encompasses a variety of mobile and/or portable radio services, using such devices as small, lightweight, multifunction portable phones, portable fax machines, and advanced devices with two-way data capabilities that are competing with existing cellular, paging and other land mobile services.

Licenses are issued for a ten-year term from the initial license grant date.

Installment payments were offered on F-block licenses. See 47 C.F.R. section 24.709(a)(2), 24.709(b), 24.720(f) and the Auction #11 Bidder Information Package for more detail.

Releases P

8/31/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-2045)
WTB Announces the Return to Active Status of Licenses to Nextwave Personal Communications Inc. and Nextwave Power Partners Inc., Subject to the Outcome of Ongoing Litigation
This Public Notice announces WTB will update its licensing records to reflect the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's mandate.

3/13/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-570)
WTB Grants Consent to Assign C and F Block Broadband PCS Licenses
This Public Notice approves applications requesting Commission consent to assign licenses. The Commission approves these assignments because we find they are in the public interest, convenience, and necessity.

2/24/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-368)
Commission Seeks Comment on Airadigm Communications Inc.'s Contingent Emergency Petition for Reinstatement or in the Alternative for Waiver
This Public Notice seeks comment on Airadigm's Contingent Emergency Petition for Reinstatement or in the Alternative for Waiver.

11/20/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-2343)
WTB Seeks Comment on Petition for Reconsideration
SouthEast Telephone, Inc., requested reconsideration of the Commission's October 29, 1998, Order, which denied requests for waiver of the October 29, 1998, deadline for late payments filed by several broadband PCS C and F block licensees.
pdf - text 

9/18/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-1897)
WTB Provides Guidance on Grace Period and Installment Payment Rules
This Public Notice provides guidance to licensees participating in installment payment programs regarding the revised Part 1 rules governing grace periods and installment payments.
pdf - text 

5/29/1998
ERRATUM (DA 98-1022)
Erratum to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order Concerning the Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C and F Block Installment Payment Plans
This erratum corrects one of the answers given in the Public Notice released on May 18, 1998.
pdf - text 
See Original Public Notice

5/18/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-947)
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order Concerning the Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C and F Block Installment Payment Plans
This Public Notice provides guidance on several issues concerning the modification of Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C and F Block Installment Payment Plans.
pdf - text
See Erratum DA 98-1022 for corrections

5/18/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-946)
Implementation Procedures for the Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order Concerning the Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C and F Black Installment Payment Plans
This Public Notice announces procedures for PCS Block C elections.
pdf - text
Appendix A: xls

3/16/1998
NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY (FCC 98-42)
Application of Western PCS BTA I Corporation
This Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $1,200,00.00 holds that Western PCS BTA I Corporation apparently violated the Commission's rules by discussing bidding strategy with a competing auction participant for the Olympia Washington market in the Commission's Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) D, E and F block auction and failed to timely notify the Commission.
pdf - text

3/16/1998
NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE (FCC 98-41)
Application of US WEST Communications, Inc.
This Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $1,200,00.00 holds that US West apparently violated the Commission's rules by discussing bidding strategy with a competing auction participant for the Olympia Washington market in the Commission's Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) D, E and F block auction and failed to timely notify the Commission.
pdf - text

12/24/1997
ORDER (DA 97-2707)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
This Order denies the motion filed by Antigone Communications Limited Partnership and PCS Devco, Inc. for an extension of time to file oppositions to petitions for reconsideration of the Second Report and Order released October 16, 1997 by the Commission.

12/24/1997
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 97-417)
In the Matter of Carolina PCS I Limited Partnership Request for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's Rules Regarding BTA Nos. B016, B072, B091, B147, B177, B178, B312, B335, and B436, Frequency Block C
This MO & O concludes that the Carolina PCS I Limited Partnership (CPCSI) Application for Review should be granted and that CPCSI is entitled to a partial waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's rules.
pdf - text 

10/28/1997
NOTICE OF APPARENT LIABILITY FOR FORFEITURE (FCC 97-388)
Applications of: Mercury PCS II, LLC
Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture This Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture finds that Mercury PCS II, LLC apparently violated Section 1.2105(c) by placing trailing numbers at the end of its bids that disclosed its bidding strategy in a reflexive manner that specifically invited collusive behavior.
pdf

10/16/1997
SECOND REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 97-342)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
In the Second Report and Order, The Commission reinstates installment payments for PCS C and F block licensees, effective March 31, 1998, and adopts a menu of 3 options regarding installment payment financing for C block licensees. In the Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, the Commission seeks comment on proposed rules and procedures for the reauction of any licenses surrendered to the Commission pursuant to the menu of options adopted in the Second Report and Order.

6/27/1997
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 97-1356)
Agenda for Public Forum Regarding Broadband PCS C and F Block Installment Payment Issues
This Public Notices gives a brief overview of the agenda for the public forum scheduled for Monday, June 30, 1997. This forum was initially announced in an earlier Public Notice released on June 17, 1997 (DA 97-1267).
pdf - text

6/17/1997
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 97-1267)
Commission to Hold Public Forum Regarding Broadband PCS C and F Block Installment Payment Issues
This Public Notice announces that the WTB will host a public forum on June 30, 1997 in the Commission Meeting Room (856), 1919 M Street, N.W., from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., to discuss broadband PCS C and F block installment payment issues and proposed alternative financing arrangements raised in a Public Notices released June 2, 1997.
pdf - text

6/2/1997
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 97-679)
WTB Seeks Comment on Broadband PCS C and F Block Installment Payment Issues
This Public Notice seeks comments on Broadband PCS C and F Block Installment Payment issues in response to requests from several PCS licensees asking the Commission to modify the payment frequency for broadband PCS C and F block licensees from quarterly to annual installments.
pdf - text 

3/31/1997
ORDER (DA 97-649)
Installment Payments for PCS Licenses
This Order suspends, until further notice, installment payments for C block broadband PCS licenses.
pdf - text

1/15/1997
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 97-81)
D, E, and F Block Auction Closes (Auction No. 11)
DEF block auction closed Jan. 14, 1997. PN lists winners and describes post-auction procedure
pdf - text
Attachment A: dbf
Attachment B: dbf
Attachment C: text
Attachment D: text -
To download the FCC Electronic Filing/Application Review Software: Tool

8/28/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1460)
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Provides Guidance on the Anti-Collusion Rule for D, E, and F Block Bidders
This Public Notice provides guidance on business negotiations between current broadband PCS licenses and auction winners and eligible participants in the ongoing broadband PCS D, E, and F block auction.
pdf - text

8/22/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-414)
Commission Announces Availability of Auction Tracking Software on August 23, 1996
This Public Notice announces that a software tool for tracking PCS D, E, and F block auction will be made available on August 23, 1996.
pdf - text 
Tracking Tool "Readme File" (updated as of 9/4/96): pdf - text 
Tracking Tool: Tool

8/20/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1400)
Auction of Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks), Qualified Bidders and Bidding Instructions
Public Notice corrected on August 22, 1996 This public notice identifies applicants who have been found qualified to bid in the auction for 1,479 Basic Trading Area (BTA) licenses to provide Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) in the E, E, and F frequency blocks, scheduled to begin August 26, 1996. This Notice also provides bidding instructions and other important information regarding the auction.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls
Attachment C: xls

8/15/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks), Mock Auction Scheduled for August 20, 1996
This Public Notice announces the FCC will conduct a mock electronic auction on August 20, 1996 for the purpose of better acquainting D-, E- and F-block qualified bidders with the electronic bidding software and process.
pdf - text 

8/6/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1235)
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks), Status of Applications to Participate in Auction
The Public Notices announces the status of the 204 timely-filed FCC Form 175 applications to participate in an auction scheduled to begin on Monday, August 26, 1996, for 1,479 licenses to provide broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) on the D, E and entrepreneurs' F frequency blocks.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls
Attachment C: xls

7/31/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1223)
Short-Form Filing Deadline Extended to August 1,1996, For Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Service (D, E, and F Blocks)
This Public Notice announces the filing deadline for the short-form applications (FCC Form 175) for the D, E, and F block broadband PCS auction has been extended to Thursday, August 1, 1996.
pdf - text 

7/19/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (D 868)
Mass Media Bureau Prepared to Issue Multipoint Distribution Service BTA Authorizations
This Public Notice identifies additional BTA authorizations which are ready to be issued and provides details regarding final payments.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls

7/15/1996
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (FCC 96-287)
Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation by Commercial Mobile Radio Services Licensees
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we propose to modify our broadband personal communications service (PCS) rules to expand our geographic partitioning provisions to include all PCS licensees and to permit spectrum disaggregation in the near term. We also solicit comment on certain issues relating to these rules.

7/11/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (AUC-96-11-C)
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Services (D, E, and F Blocks)
This Public Notice announces Bidder Information Packages and Short-Form Application Software are now available.
pdf - text 
FCC Form 175 filing software: Tool

7/1/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1064)
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Services (D, E, and F Blocks)
This Public Notice announces Short-form application (FCC Form 175) filing deadline extended from Monday July 29,1996 5:30EDT to Wednesday, July 31, 1996.
pdf - text 

6/26/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1026)
Auction of Broadband Personal Communications Services (D, E, and F Blocks), Auction Notice and Filing Requirements
This Public Notice announces the procedures for teh PCS D, E, and F Block auction.
pdf - text 
Data for Attachment A: xls
Attachment A, B, and C: text

4/4/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-481)
WTB Will Strictly Enforce Defaulf Payment Rules
This Public Notice reminds bidders that the Commission rules concerning default payments will be enforced in all auctions.
text

2/7/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-146)
Reminder for Auction Participants: Exercise Caution in Submitting Bids and Make Use of Available Safeguards
This Public Notice serves as a reminder to participants in the ongoing FCC spectrum auctions -- and for applicants in future auctions -- that authorized bidders should be careful and verify their bids prior to submission to avoid mistakes.
text

10/26/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 95-2244)
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Clarifies Spectrum Auction Anti-Collusion Rules
This Public Notice provides guidance regarding the Commission's anti-collusion rules, is meant to serve as a guideline for all auctions.
text

1/4/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 95-0001)
Notice of Amendments to Form 175 Filed With the FCC for Broadband (PCS) Licenses for Public Inspection
The FCC announces for public inspection amendments to Form 175 from the Broadband personal communications services (PCS) licenses.
text

11/4/1994
PUBLIC NOTICE (FCC 94-283)
Commission Announces That Mutually Exclusive "Short-Form" Applications (Form 175) To Participate In Competitive Bidding Process (Auctions) Are Treated As Exempt For Ex Parte Purpose
In the Second Report and Order in PP Docket No. 93-253, 9 FCC Rcd 2348 (1994), recon. Second Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 94-215 (released August 15, 1994), the Commission adopted general rules to implement the authority conferred in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to employ competitive bidding ("auction") procedures to choose among mutually exclusive applications for initial licenses.
text

10/20/1994
PUBLIC NOTICE (PNWL 94-021)
Answers to Questions Concerning Broadband PCS Auctions
This Public Notice provides guidance to prospective bidders on Broadband PCS licenses.
text

Releases L

5/11/2011
LETTER (DA 11-850)
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
Granted the Withdrawal Request Filed by TDS. Dismissed TDI's Application for Review with Prejudice.

Releases O

2/28/2007
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (DA 07-915)
In the Matter of Tracy Corporation II Request for Waiver of Installment Payment Rules for Auction No. 11 and Reinstatement of License
This Memorandum Opinion and Order addresses a Petition for Reconsideration filed on behalf of Tracy Corporation II.

12/29/2006
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (DA 06-2619)
In the Matter of Applications for Consent to the Assignment of Licenses Pursuant to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act from Urban Comm-North Carolina, Inc., Debtor-in-Possession, to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
This MO&O gives consent to the full assignment of six broadband Personal Communications Services licenses and grants to Urban Comm-North Carolina, Inc. a limited waiver of section 1.2111 of the Commission's rules.

9/19/2006
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (DA 06-1883)
In the Matter of Applications for Assignment of Licenses of Urban Comm-North Carolina, Inc., Debtor-in-Possession, to Cricket Licensee (Reauction), Inc.
This Memorandum Opinion and Order grants to a limited waiver of the full payment provision of Sections 1.2111 and 24.714 of the Commission's rules and a waiver of the timing requirements of Section 24.714 of the Commission's rules.

2/12/2004
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER (FCC 04-26)
Applications for Consent to the Assignment of Licenses From NextWave Personal Communications, Inc., and NextWave Power Partners, Inc., to Subsidiaries of Cingular Wireless LLC
Granted the applications of several NextWave Personal Communications entities to assign PCS licenses to Cingular Wireless.

9/23/2003
ORDER (DA 03-2924)
Urban Comm-North Carolina, Inc.; Petition for Reconsideration of Public Notice Announcing Auction of C and F Block PCS Spectrum
Petition for Reconsideration of Public Notice Announcing Auction of C and F Block PCS Spectrum.

8/8/2003
ORDER (DA 03-2606)
Airadigm Communications, Inc.
Granted the Motion and Dismissed as Moot Airadigm's pending Petition.

9/21/2001
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION (FCC 01-259)
Licenses of 21st Century Telesis Joint Venture and 21st Century Bidding Corporation for Facilities in the Broadband Personal Communications Services
This Order on Reconsideration denies a petition seeking reconsideration of a MO&O, in which the Commission affirmed the denial of 21st Century's requests for extension of an installment payment deadline or for a waiver of the installment payment rules and denied 21st Century's motion to file an untimely supplement to its initial petition for reconsideration.

12/21/2000
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 00-434)
Licenses of 21st Century Telesis, Inc.; for Facilities in the Broadband Personal Communications Services
This MO&O denies 21st Century's Request for Reconsideration of Auction and Industry Analysis Division's decision denying its request for extension of time to submit installment payments or, in the alternative, waiver of section 1.2110(f) of the Commission's rules.

11/27/2000
SECOND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION (DA 00-2669)
In the Matter of Lakeland PCS LLC and Cricket Licensee (Lakeland) Inc. for Assignment of PCS License for Station KNLG741; Second Order on Reconsideration
This Order grants Lakeland's petition for reconsideration of the Reconsideration Order dated October 30, 2000, and reinstates the grant of the assignment application.

9/14/2000
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION (FCC 00-299)
In the Matter of Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act - Competitive Bidding Amendment of Parts 20 and 24 of the Commission's Rules - Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap Amendment of the Commission's Cellular/PCS Cross-Ownership Rule
This Order on Reconsideration address three petitions for reconsideration of the Commission's Fifth Memorandum Opinion and Order in PP Docket No. 93-253. This Order also addresses nine petitions for reconsideration of the Commission's Report and Order in WT Docket No. 96-59 and GN Docket No. 90-314. Finally, this Order reinstates provisions which, in the Competitive Bidding Sixth Report and Order, were inadvertently eliminated from one of the Commission's competitive bidding rules.

9/29/1999
ORDER (DA 99-1397)
In re Application of U S West Communications, Inc. For Facilities in the Broadband Personal Communications Systems in the D and E Blocks
The Commission grants Western's request to withdraw its Application for Review.
pdf - text

5/7/1999
ORDER (FCC 99-90)
Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of U S West Communications, Inc. Licensee of Certain Authorizations in the Personal Communications Service
The NAL found U S West, a participant in the Commission's Broadband Personal Communications Services D, E, and F block auction, apparently liable for a forfeiture in the total amount of $1,200,000.
pdf - text 
Consent Decree: pdf - text

4/5/1999
SECOND ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE SECOND REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 99-66)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees, Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission's Rules -- Competitive Bidding Procedures
This Second Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order resolves the petitions for reconsideration of the Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order.

4/2/1999
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 99-62)
In the Matter of Request for Extension of the Commission's Initial Non-Delinquency Period for C and F Block Installment Payment
This MO&O denies the petitions for reconsideration filed by SouthEast Telephone, Inc. and Wireless Ventures, Inc. and it denies SouthEast's Emergency Request.
pdf - text 
Commissioners Furchtgott-Roth and Tristani dissenting and issuing a joint statement: pdf

10/29/1998
ORDER (FCC 98-290)
In the Matter of Request for Extension of the Commission's Initial Non-Delinquency Period for C and F Block Installment Payments
This Order denies several licensees requests seeking waiver of the October 29, 1998, payment deadline for licensees that failed to meet the July 31, 1998, installment payments deadline.

1/6/1998
ERRATUM (DA 98-12)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
This erratum corrects paragraph six on page four of the Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, WT Docket No. 97-82, FCC 97-342 (rel. October 16, 1997).
pdf - text
See original Order

7/15/1996
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING (FCC 96-287)
Geographic Partitioning and Spectrum Disaggregation by Commercial Mobile Radio Services Licensees
In this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, we propose to modify our broadband personal communications service (PCS) rules to expand our geographic partitioning provisions to include all PCS licensees and to permit spectrum disaggregation in the near term. We also solicit comment on certain issues relating to these rules.

6/24/1996
REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 96-278)
In the Matter of Amendment of Parts 20 and 24 of the Commission's Rules -- Broadband PCS Competitive Bidding and the Commercial Mobile Radio Service Spectrum Cap Amendment of the Commission's Cellular/PCS Cross-Ownership Rule
This Report and Order modifies competitive bidding and ownership rules for the Personal Communications Services in the 2 GHz band ("broadband PCS"). The Commission also amends other broadband PCS rules in order to encourage sincere bidding, streamline the auction process, and lessen administrative burdens. In addition, in response to the remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati Bell Telephone Co. v. FCC, the Commission modifies its rules governing cellular licenses' ownership of broadband PCS licenses in all frequency blocks.
pdf - text

7/18/1995
SIXTH REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 95-301)
In the Matter of Implementation of Section 309(j) of the Communications Act - Competitive Bidding Amendment of the Commission's Cellular PCS Cross-Ownership Rule Implementation of Sections 3(n) and 332 of the Communications Act Regulatory Treatment of Mobile Services
This Order modifies the competitive bidding rules for the "C Block" of Personal Communications Services in the 2 GHz band.

Releases N

4/25/1996
NEWS
FCC Adopts Proposals To Encourage Rapid Deployment Through Modification Of Microwave Relocation Rules, Adoption Of Cost-Sharing Plan.
text

3/20/1996
NEWS
FCC Seeks Comments on a Range of Issues Pertaining to Our Competitive Bidding and Ownership Rules for the D, E, and F Frequency Blocks.
text

11/17/1994
NEWS
Broadband PCS Auction Rules Modified In Three Respects.
text

10/26/1994
NEWS
Staff Adopts Order and Releases Letters Clarifying Issues on Broadband PCS Auctions.
text

10/19/1994
NEWS
Broadband PCS Regulatory Structure Affirmed With Minor Modification.
text

8/15/1994
NEWS
On Its Own Motion, FCC Amends Its Affiliation and Attribution Rules For "Entrepreneurs" Licenses in Broadband PCS.
text

8/2/1994
NEWS
Comments Sought on Extending Authorization for Geographic Partitioning of PCS Service Areas to Women and Minority Applications.
text

6/29/1994
NEWS
The Commission Adopts Competitive Bidding Procedures for Broadcasting PCS.
text

6/9/1994
NEWS
FCC Adopts Modifications to PCS Band Plan; Creates Significant Benefits for Consumers and Businesses.
text

 

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