Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 18 began on 9/15/1998 and closed on 10/22/1998.

Round 173 (See PN DA 98-2143)
Licenses:

908 licenses:
3 Nationwide licenses (100 KHz paired)
30 Economic Area Grouping (EAG) licenses (150 KHz paired)
875 Economic Area (EA) licenses (100 KHz paired)

Spectrum

220-222 MHz Band

Bandwidth:

Block A thru E - 100 kHz ea, in 175 EAs (total 500 kHz)
Block F thru J - 150 kHz ea. in 6 EAGs (total 750 kHz)
Block K thru M - 100 kHz ea. nationwide licenses (total 300 kHz)

Winning Bidders:
44 bidders won 693 licenses
Rounds:
173
Qualified Bidders
54
Licenses Won:
693
Licenses Held by FCC:
215
Total Licenses:
908
Net Bids
$21,650,301
Gross Bids:
$26,119,598

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
8/17/1998; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Wire Transfer)
8/31/1998; 6:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
9/1/1998; 5:30 pm ET
Mock Auction
9/11/1998
Auction Start
9/15/1998
Auction Closed
10/22/1998
 
A total of 908 licenses were offered in this auction. Three (100 kHz) nationwide licenses, five (100 kHz) licenses in each of the 175 Economic Areas ("EAs"), and five (150 kHz) licenses in each of the 6 Economic Area Groupings ("EAGs").
"Substantial Service" is defined at 90.743 (page 409) and is discussed in the MO&O at ¶¶ 107-110 (page 194-196) of the published copy of the Phase II 220 MHz Bidder Information Package. (Note: The page numbers of the electronic copy will vary.)
 
Licensees may also meet their construction requirements by demonstrating the provision of appropriate levels of substantial service to the public and the prescribed 5-year and 10-year construction benchmarks.
"Substantial Service" is defined at 90.743 (page 409) and is discussed in the MO&O at ¶¶ 107-110 (page 194-196) of the published copy of the Phase II 220 MHz Bidder Information Package. (Note: The page numbers of the electronic copy will vary.)