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Summary

December 18, 1995 - May 6, 1996
Rounds:
184
Bidding Days:
83
Qualified Bidders:
255
Winning Bidders:
89 small business bidders won 493 licenses
Gross Bids:
$13,428,945,122
Net Bids:
$10,071,708,842
Maps & Band Plans
Maps Files
Band Plans Files
General Information
Auction Announcements
Auction Programs
Bidder Cross Reference (dbf)
For more information about PCS Buildout, see Broadband PCS.

5/8/1996
Winning Bidders
Entrepreneurs' C Block Auction Closes
FCC Announces Winning Bidders in the Auction of 493 Licenses to Provide Broadband PCS in Basic Trading Areas
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls

12/8/1995
Qualified Bidders
Qualified Bidders and Bidding Instructions for December 18, 1995 Broadband PCS C block Auction
This Public Notice identifies applicants who have been found qualified to bid in the auction for 493 Basic Trading Area (“BTA”) licenses to provide Broadband Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) in the 1895-1910 MHz and the 1975-1990 MHz bands, scheduled to begin December 18, 1995. This Notice also provides bidding instructions and other important information regarding the auction.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls

Procedures
Bidder Information Package For Auction 5
Supplemental Bidder Information Package and Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) Bidder Information Package
Table of Contents, I. Introduction, II. Auction Procedures, terms and Conditions: pdf
III. Electronic Filing and Remote Access Instructions, Software Order Form and Seminar Reg., IV. FCC Forms and Instructions: pdf
V. Sixth Report and Order and Amended FCC Rules: pdf
Table of Contents, I. Introduction: pdf
II. Auction Procedures, Terms and Conditions: pdf
III. Electronic Filing and Remote Access Instructions, FCC Seminar Workshop Info: pdf
IV. FCC Forms, Organizational Guidelines & Checklist: pdf - pdf
V. Selected FCC Auction Rules & Partial Bibliography: pdf (A) - pdf (B) - pdf (C) - pdf (D) - pdf (E)

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 5 began on 12/18/1995 and closed on 5/6/1996.
Round 184. (See PN DA 96-716)

Licenses:
493 licenses. One in each of 493 Basic Trading Areas (BTAs)
(See Basic Trading Area (BTA) map (pdf))
Spectrum:

1895-1910; 1975-1990 MHz

Bandwidth:
Block C - 30.0 MHz ea. (2 x 15 MHz paired) in 493 BTA's
Total bandwidth: 30.0 MHz (30,000 kHz)
See PCS Bandplan (pdf)
Winning Bidders:
89 small business bidders won 493 licenses
Rounds:
184
Qualified Bidders:
255
Licenses Won:
493
Total Licenses:
493
Net Bids:
$10,071,708,842
Gross Bids:
$13,428,945,122

 

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
11/6/1995; 5:30 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Cashiers Check)
12/1/1995; 11:59 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline (Wire Transfer)
12/1/1995; 3:00 pm ET
Orders for Remote Bidding Software
12/8/1995
Auction Start
12/18/1995
Auction Closed
5/6/1996

A total of 493 licenses. One in each of 493 Basic Trading Areas (BTAs). These licenses authorized service on 30 MHz of spectrum in each of the 493 basic trading areas (BTAs) in the United States and territories. Frequency block C encompasses 1895-1910 MHz paired with 1975-1990 MHz. The C block spectrum licenses are designated as Entrepreneur’s Blocks and are only available for those bidders designated as such. To qualify as an entrepreneur, bidders must have gross revenues of less than $125 million in each of the last two years and total assets of less than $500 million at the time the FCC Form 175 application was filed).

Licensees use broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) spectrum for a variety of mobile and fixed radio services, also called wireless services. Mobile broadband PCS services include both voice and advanced two-way data capabilities that are generally available on small, mobile multifunction devices. The Commission and other wireless industry representatives often refer to these services as "Mobile Telephone Services" and "Mobile Data Services." Many broadband PCS licensees offer these services in competition with existing cellular and SMR licensees. Examples of entities holding a significant amount of broadband PCS spectrum include AT&T Wireless and Sprint PCS.

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

Installment payments were offered. See the Bidders Information Package for more information on this subject.

The definitions of very small business and small business (or a consortium of very small or small businesses; including calculation of average gross revenues) are set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 24.720(b).
Winning bidders of C licenses should note that transfer and assignment restrictions and unjust enrichment provisions apply to winning bidders that use bidding credits and subsequently assign or transfer control of their licenses to an entity not qualifying for the same levels of bidding credits.

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.

6/29/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-1501)
WTB Reminds Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees of Five-Year Construction Benchmark
This Public Notice reminds Broadband PCS licensees they are required to notify the Bureau as to whether or not they have met their five-year construction benchmarks.

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)
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on Petition for Reconsideration
This Public Notice seeks comment on SouthEast Telephone, Inc.'s November 4, 1998 request for consideration 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

11/6/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-2270)
WTB Dismisses C.H. PCS, Inc. Applications for Auction Event No. 5
This Public Notice dismissed seven of C.H. PCS, Inc. long-form applications for failure to submit timely down payments for the licenses.
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

7/2/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-1340)
WTB Announces Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C Block Unconditional Elections
This Public Notice announces the status of those elections made by PCS C block licensees that were given an opportunity to resubmit their June 8, 1998, elections without any conditions attached. Also contained in the Public Notice is a listing of the spectrum available for reauction at this time.
pdf - text 
Appendix A: xls
Appendix B: xls

6/16/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-1168)
WTB Announces Broadband Personal Communications Services C Block Elections
This Public Notice announces the elections made by Broadband PCS C block licensees as required by the Second Report and Order (rel. October 16, 1997) and Order on Reconsideration.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls
Attachment C: xls
Attachment D: xls
Attachment E: xls
Attachment F: xls
Erratum issued on 6/18/98.Above Excel files, Attachments A and C, have been corrected: pdf - text

6/3/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-1051)
U.S. Department of Justice Approves Debt Forgiveness Personal Communications Service (PCS) C Block
The Department of Justice has authorized the reduction of debt owed to the United States by all C Block licensees who make elections on June 8, 1998.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: 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

5/27/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-1006)
Electronic Election Procedures for the Broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) C Block Installment Payment Plans
This Public Notice contains specific directions regarding the electronic filing of Election Notices through the FCC's Universal Licensing System (ULS).
pdf - text 

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

4/17/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-741)
WTB Announces June 8, 1998 Election Date For Broadcast PCS C Block Licensees
This Public Notice announces, pursuant to the Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order (Reconsideration Order) announces that the Election Date for Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) is June 8, 1998.
pdf - text

3/23/1998
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 98-547)
Commission Staff Requests Submission of Superior Alternatives to Proposed Agreement to Resolve Pocket Communications Bankruptcy
The Commission staff, in coordination with the Department of Justice, Civil Division, expects to recommend a proposed transaction that would resolve the Pocket Communications bankruptcy proceeding. This Public Notice begins the process for receiving alternative proposals and evaluating whether a better alternative is constituted for the United States.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: pdf

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.
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
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 seek 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 

6/2/1997
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 97-1152)
Comment Requested on 7 Percent Interest Rate Imposed on C Block Installment Payment Plan Notes
This Public Notice requests comment on several requests for waiver of the 7 percent interest rate imposed on C Block installment payment plan notes.
pdf - text 

12/23/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-2177)
Payment Instructions for C Block Licensees Conditionally Granted on September 17, 1996
This Public Notice announces the WTB conditionally granted certain broadband Personal Communications Services C block licenses.
pdf - text 

11/26/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1998)
Revised Security Agreement Issued for C Block Auction Winners
This Public Notice announces a December 18, 1996 deadline for C block licencees' return of security agreements and notes.
pdf - text 

1/20/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1937)
New Promissory Note and Security Agreement Issued for C Block Auction Winners
This Public Notice changes the deadline for C block licensees' submission of promissory notes and security agreements from Nov. 30 (a Saturday) to Dec. 2 (the following Monday).
pdf - text 

10/18/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-1692)
Pleading Cycle Established for Waivers of Down Payment Rules in the Broadband Personal Communication Services C Block, 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio, and Multipoint Distribution Service Auctions
This Public Notice seeks comment on all aspects of each specific waiver request presented in this notice.
pdf - text

7/25/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE
FCC Electronic Filing/Application Review Software For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Now Available
This Public Notice announces the latest version of the FCC electronic filing and application review software is now available which will allow filings for Personal Communications Services (PCS).
pdf - text 

7/17/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (CW 96-12)
Broadband Personal Communications Services Entrepreneurs' C Block Service Information (Major Amendments)
This Public Notice lists the applications for licenses on the C block in the 2GHz band for Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) that are accepted for filing.
pdf - text
Attachment A: xls

7/11/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (CW 96-10)
Broadband Personal Communications Services Entrepreneurs' C Block Service Information (Major Amendments)
This Public Notice lists the amended Broadband PCS applications accepted for filing.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls

5/31/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (CW 96-5)
Broadband Personal Communications Services Entrepreneurs' C Block Service Information
This Public Notice announces the FCC Form 600 applications for Basic Trading Area (BTA) licenses on the C Block in the 2 GHz band for Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) listed in Attachment A are accepted for filing.
pdf - text 
Attachment A: text - xls
Attachment B: text

5/30/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-872)
18 Defaulted PCS Licenses to be Reauctioned, Reauction to Begin July 3rd
This Public Notice announces the reauction of the 18 broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) Entrepreneurs' Block licenses on which the required down payments were not received from the winning bidders by May 15, 1996 (which was the deadline for such payments.)
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls

5/24/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-838)
WTB announces Commencement of the Voluntary Negotiation Period for 2GHz Microwave in Cumbents Operating in the Broadband PCS "C" Block
WTB announces voluntary negotiation period for 2 GHz frequencies allocated to Broadband PCS.
text

5/8/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-716)
Entrepreneurs' C Block Auction Closes
FCC Announces Winning Bidders in the Auction of 493 Licenses to Provide Broadband PCS in Basic Trading Areas
pdf - text 
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls

4/15/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE
C Block Bidders Reminded to Consider Distinctions Between Debt and Equity For Foreign Ownership and Broadband PCS Auction Rules
The WTB ("Bureau") encourages all C Block bidders to revisit Commission precedent concerning treatment of debt integrity.
text

4/4/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-481)
WTB Will Strictly Enforce Default Payment Rules
This Public Notice reminds bidders that the Commission's rules concerning default payments will be strictly 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 Resources
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

2/7/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-145)
Comment Sought on Requests to Waive Bid Withdrawl Payments and General Enforcement Guidelines
The WTB seeks comment on waivers requested by MAP Wireless, PCS 2000 in Broadband PCS C Block Auction waiver requested by Atlanta Trunking in 900 MHz SMR Auction.
text

1/23/1996
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 96-60)
Commission Announces Availability of Auction Tracking Software
This Public Notice announces a software tool for tracking the progress of the FCC's PCS C-Block auction will be made available to the public on January 23, 1996.
text

12/8/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE (AUC-95-05)
Qualified Bidders and Bidding Instructions for December 18, 1995 Broadband PCS C block Auction
This Public Notice identifies applicants who have been found qualified to bid in the auction for 493 Basic Trading Area (“BTA”) licenses to provide Broadband Personal Communications Services (“PCS”) in the 1895-1910 MHz and the 1975-1990 MHz bands, scheduled to begin December 18, 1995. This Notice also provides bidding instructions and other important information regarding the auction.
pdf - text
Attachment A: xls
Attachment B: xls

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

1/11/1995
PUBLIC NOTICE
Auction Division Denies Waiver Requests Submitted By C Block Applicants
The WTB issued five letters denying waiver requests submitted by Broadband PCS C Block auction applicants.
Letter 1: text
Letter 2: text
Letter 3: text
Letter 4: text
Letter 5: text

Releases L

3/22/2012
LETTER (DA 12-442)
Final Default Obligation for Auction 5, Longstreet Communications International, Inc.
Assessed a final default payment obligation as computed in Attachment A to Longstreet Communications International, Inc.

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.

3/15/2002
LETTER (DA 02-624)
Letter to Mountain Solutions Ltd., Inc., Emergency Motion for Stay of Auctions and Industry Analysis Division Letter Order dated October 17, 2001
This letter grants in part the November 1, 2001, Emergency Motion for Stay filed by Mountain Solutions, Ltd., Inc. on October 17, 2001.

10/17/2001
LETTER (DA 01-2404)
Letter to Mountain Solutions, Ltd., Inc.
This letter sets forth the final default payment obligations of Mountain Solutions Ltd., Inc. resulting from its failure to remit the required down payment on ten licenses for which it was the successful high bidder in the first broadband Personal Communications Services C block auction ("Auction No. 5").
Attachment A: pdf - xls
Attachment B: pdf - text

9/18/2001
LETTER (DA 01-2175)
Letter to Christine M. Crowe, Esq. of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
This letter responds to the Petition for Declaratory Ruling regarding application of 47 C.F.R. 24.714.

7/25/2001
LETTER (DA 01-1755)
Letter To: Mr. Lou Ebert of Devon Mobile Communications, L.P.
This letter denies the waiver request of a late payment fee incurred with respect to an installment payment obligation.

8/7/2000
LETTER (DA 00-1791)
James A. LaBelle Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 21st Century Telesis, Inc. 11415 Sturgen Bay Lane Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
This Letter denies 21st Century a waiver of the installment payment rules or an extension of time.

9/17/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1888)
Letter dated September 17, 1998, to Cheryl A. Tritt, Esq. and Michael K. Kurtis, Esq. re: Request for Letter Ruling Regarding Application of 47 C.F.R. § 24.709(b)(7)
This letter responds to a request filed on behalf of DiGiPH PCS, Inc. , regarding a proposed modification to a financing arrangement between DiGiPH and its foreign lender.
pdf - text 

7/31/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1526)
Waiver of June 8, 1998 Election Date for PCS C Block Licensees to Resubmit Election with Correction
This letter responds to Anishnabe Communications Enterprise, Inc.'s request for a waiver of the June 8, 1998 payment option election deadline for PCS C block licensees.
pdf - text 

7/31/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1525)
Waiver of June 8, 1998 Election Date for PCS C Block Licensees to Resubmit Election with Correction
This letter responds to ClearComm L.P.'s request for a waiver of the June 8, 1998 payment option election deadline for PCS C block licensees.
pdf - text

7/31/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1524)
Waiver of June 8, 1998 Election Date for PCS C Block Licensees to Resubmit Election with Correction
This letter responds to OnQue Communications, Inc.'s request for a waiver of the June 8, 1998 payment option election deadline for PCS C block licensees.
pdf - text 

7/31/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1523)
Waiver of June 8, 1998 Election Date for PCS C Block Licensees to Resubmit Election with Correction
This letter responds to TWS, LLC.'s request for a waiver of the June 8, 1998 payment option election deadline for PCS C block licensees.
pdf - text 

6/12/1998
LETTER (DA 98-1074)
Reduction of Bid Withdrawal Payments for License B324
The attached letter, to Mr. Tyrone Brown, Sr. Vice President of ClearComm, L.P., grants the May 19, 1998 request of ClearComm for further reduction of an outstanding bid withdrawal payment assessed during the broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C block auction.
pdf - text - WordPerfect

Releases O

6/10/2013
ORDER (DA 13-1341)
Club 42 CM Limited Partnership
Dismissed the Alpine Petition and granted the Kaffee Withdrawal Motion.

1/5/2010
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 10-1)
Alpine PCS, Inc., CommNet Communications Network, Inc., GLH Communications, Inc., Inforum Communications, Inc., Lancaster Communications, Inc., Allen Leeds, TV Communications Network, Inc., Virginia Communications, Inc., Requests for Waiver of the Installment Payment Rules and Reinstatement of Licenses
Denied eight requests seeking reversal of staff-level decisions denying requests for waiver of section 1.2110 of the Commission's installment payment rules.

2/7/2007
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION (DA 07-594)
In the Matter of GLH Communications, Inc. Request for Waiver of Installment Payment Rules
This Order denies a Petition for Reconsideration filed on behalf of GLH Communications, Inc. ("GLH"), seeking reconsideration of a decision of the former Auctions and Industry Analysis Division.

1/29/2007
ORDER (DA 07-338)
In the Matter of Alpine PCS, Inc. Request for Waiver of Automatic Cancellation Rule for Auction No. 5 C Block Licenses
The WTB denies Alpine PCS, Inc., request for waiver of the Commission's automatic cancellation rule.

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.

10/17/2001
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (DA 01-2421)
In re Application of ClearComm, L.P. for Consent to Pro Forma Assignment to NewComm Wireless Services, Inc., of C Block Broadband PCS Licenses for BTAs B488 and B489
The Commission grants in part and denies in part a Petition for Reconsideration filed by Centennial Communications Corporation.

10/12/2001
SECOND MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 01-298)
Southern Communications Systems, Inc. Request for Limited Rule Waiver to Comply with PCS Installment Payment for C Block License in the Cleveland, TN BTA
This MO&O denies Southern's petition seeking further reconsederation of the Commission's denial of its request for waiver of the installment payment rules.

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.

5/31/2001
ORDER (DA 01-1324)
C.H. PCS, Inc. BTA Numbers B124, B144, B222, B322, B347, B362, B420, and B486 Frequency Block C
This Order sets forth the final default payment obligations of C.H. PCS, Inc (CHPCS), resulting from its failure to remit the required down payment on the licenses for which it was the successful high bidder in two Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C block auctions (Auction No. 5 and Auction No. 10).

12/21/2000
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 00-433)
Southern Communications Systems, Inc.; Request for Limited Rule Waiver to Comply with PCS Installment Payment for C Block License in the Cleveland, TN BTA
This MO&O affirms the the Commission's waiver order and denies Southern's Petition for reconsiderations.

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.

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.


7/11/2000
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 00-243)
In the Matter of BDPCS, Inc. BTA Numbers B008, B036, B055, B089, B110, B133, B149, B261, B298, B331, B347, B358, B391, B395, B407, B413, and B447, Frequency Block C
This MO&O denies an application for review of a default payment order filed by BDPCS, Inc.
Attachment A: text - Word

2/29/2000
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION OF THE FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 00-54)
Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licenses
This Order on Reconsideration addresses petitions for reconsideration of a Fourth Report and Order, released August 19, 1998, which modified the rules governing auctions of C block broadband Personal Communications Services spectrum.

12/29/1999
ORDER (DA 99-3016)
In the Matter of D&E Communications, Inc. Request for Waiver of Sections 24.712, 24.720(b)(1), 1.2111(d), and 24.839(a) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Eligibility to Acquire License as a Small Business
Request for Waiver of Sections 24.712, 24.720(b)(1), 1.2111(d), and 24.839(a) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Eligibility to Acquire License as a Small Business is denied.

11/2/1999
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION OF MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 99-319)
In the Matter of National Telecom PCS, Inc. (NatTel); Adopted October 28, 1999 and released November 2, 1999
This Order denies NatTel's Petition for Reconsideration filed July 21, 1997. NatTel requested reconsideration of the Commission's 1997 MO&O affirming the WTB's: (1) rejection of NatTel's Request for Waiver of the Commission's bid withdrawal payment rule; (2) dismissal of NatTel's long-form application (FCC Form 600) for License B-492 (American Samoa); and (3) assessment of a default payment for the B-492 license.
pdf - text 

10/29/1999
ORDER (DA 99-2375)
In the Matter of Southern Communications Systems, Inc. Request for Limited Rule Waiver to Comply with PCS Installment Payment for C Block License in the Cleveland, TN BTA
Southern Communications Systems, Inc., filed a request for waiver of the April 29, 1999 late payment deadline. The request was denied.
pdf - text - Word

6/16/1999
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 99-1166)
In the Matter of C.H. PCS, Inc. Dismissal of Seven Broadband PCS C-Block Long-Form Applications for Auction Event No. 5
This MO&O denies CHPCS's Petition for Reconsideration of the Bureau's Dismissal Notice which dismissed long-form applications for 7 broadband PCS C block licenses which CHPCS was the winning bidder.
pdf - text 

6/2/1999
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 99-128)
In the Matter of Requests for Waiver of Section 24.711(b)(3) of the Commission's Rules Establishing the Interest Rate on Installment Payments for C Block PCS Licenses; Petitions for Reconsideration of Note and Security Agreement for C Block PCS Licensees
This Order dismisses the Application for Review filed by the "Joint C-Block" Applicants and denies the Application for Review filed by Omnipoint Corporation and Savannah Independent PCS Corporation.

4/5/1999
ORDER (FCC 99-56)
In the Matter of Additional Information Regarding Broadband PCS Spectrum Included in the Auction Scheduled for March 23, 1999
This Order dismisses the Application for Review and denies the Petition for Extraordinary Relief filed by Gloria Borland Hawaii PCS, Inc. on December 21, 1998, and March 4, 1999, respectively.
Dissenting Statement: 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.
Commissioners Furchtgott-Roth and Tristani dissenting and issuing a joint statement: pdf

1/22/1999
ORDER (DA 99-226)
In the Matter of C.H. PCS, Inc., BTA Nos. B124, B144, B222, B322, B362, B420, and B486 Frequency Block C
This Order set forth the default payment obligations and procedures for C.H. PCS, Inc. ("CHPCS"), resulting from its failure to remit the required down payment on the seven licenses for which it was the successful high bidder in the broadband personal communications services (PCS) C block auction, Auction Event No. 5.

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
The Commission 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.

10/1/1998
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 98-220)
In the Matter of Mountain Solutions Ltd., Inc. Emergency Petition for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Various BTA Markets in the Broadband Personal Communications Services (PCS) C Block Auction
This MO&O denies an Application for Review filed by Mountain Solutions, LTD., Inc. on May 28, 1997, seeking review of a Bureau Order denying an Emergency Petition for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2)
pdf - text 

8/19/1998
FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER (FCC 98-176)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
This Order resolves the Commission's proposals in its C Block Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making and sets forth the rules that will govern reauction of C block spectrum surrendered to the Commission pursuant to the C Block Second Report and Order and the C Block Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order, as well as any other C block spectrum available for reauction.

8/6/1998
ORDER (DA 98-1573)
In the Matter of OnQue Communications Request for Recision for Previously Granted Waiver
This Order denies OnQue Communications' request to rescind its Motion for Waiver.
pdf - text 

6/12/1998
ORDER (DA 98-1081)
In the Matter of ClearComm, L.P. Request for Waiver of 47 C.F.R. Section 24.704(a)(1); ClearComm, L.P. Bid Withdrawal Payment for License B332 (Omaha, NE) 
This Order grants ClearComm's request for dismissal of its Application for Review, and dismisses with prejudice ClearComm's Request for Waiver of 47 C.F.R. Section 24.704(a)(1).
pdf - text 

6/1/1998
ORDER (FCC 98-104)
In the Matter of Petition for NextWave Telecom, Inc. for Stay of the June 8, 1998, Personal Communications services C Block Election Date
The attached Order denies the Petition for Stay filed by NextWave Telecom, Inc. on May 22, 1998, which seeks to stay the C Block Election date of June 8, 1998.
pdf - text 

5/18/1998
ORDER (DA 98-921)
Interest Rate on Installment Payments for C Block PCS Licensees
Request for waiver of the Commission's rules imposing a 7 percent interest rate on eligible broadband PCS C block licensees is denied.
pdf - text 

3/24/1998
ORDER (FCC 98-46)
Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order, In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
This Order grants in part and denies in part the petitions for reconsideration filed in response to the rulings in the Second Report and Order adopted on September 25, 1997.

2/24/1998
ORDER (FCC 98-28)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
The attached Order, moves the March 31, 1998 payment deadline for both C and F block licensees to a date that is at least 30 days after the revised election date. The specific dates for election and payment resumption will be set forth in a Public Notice issued under delegated authority by the WTB.

1/7/1998
ORDER (FCC 98-2)
In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission's Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing For Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees
The attached Order changes the date for C block licensees to file a written election notice, in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Second Report and Order, to February 26, 1998 and announces a September 29 Auction date.

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

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 Limtied 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 

10/29/1997
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 97-306)
In the Matter of Reauction of Defaulted PCS C Block Licenses Emergency Application for Review of Mountain Solutions, Ltd., Inc.
On June 11, 1996, Mountain Solutions, Ltd., Inc. ("Mountain Solutions") filed an Emergency Application for Review of the Bureau's decision to reauction 18 defaulted broadband PCS C Block licenses for which the winning bidders failed to submit timely initial down payments. The Commission agrees with the Bureau in it's decision to reauction the 18 licensees thus denying Mountain Solutions request.
pdf - text

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
This Second Report and Order 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. The Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making 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.
See Erratum

9/29/1997
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 97-300)
In the Matter of BDPCS, Inc. Emergency Petition for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's Rules
This Memorandum Opinion and Order grants in part and denies in part the Petition for Reconsideration filed by BDPCS, Inc. on February 5, 1997.
pdf - text 

6/2/1997
ORDER (FCC 97-1153)
In the Matter of Petitions for Reconsideration of Note and Security Agreement for C Block PCS Licensees
This Order dismisses as untimely 3 petitions for reconsideration of the C Block PCS Note and Security Agreement.
pdf - text

5/21/1997
ORDER (FCC 97-1066)
In the Matter of BDPCS, Inc. BTA Nos. B008, B036, B055, B089, B110, B133, B149, B261, B298, B331, B347, B358, B391, B395, B407, B413, and B447, Frequency Block C
This Order denies a Petition for Reconsideration filed by BDPCS, Inc., seeking reconsideration of an Order that assessed BDPCS a default payment.
pdf - text 

5/6/1997
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 97-154)
In the Matter of Atlanta Trunking Associates, Inc. and MAP Wireless, L.L.C. Petition for Reconsideration of Bid Withdrawal Payment Georgia Independent PCS Corporation Application for Review of Request to Waive Bid Withdrawal Payment Provision
This MO & O grants a complete waiver of the Commission's bid withdrawal payment provisions to MAP Wireless, LLC for an erroneous bid submitted in the 900 MHz SMR auction and to Atlanta Trunking Associates and Georgia Independent PCS Corp. for erroneous bids submitted during the C block PCS auction.
pdf - text

4/28/1997
ORDER (DA 97-891)
In the Matter of Mountain Solutions LTD, Inc. Request for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Market Nos. B053, B168, B172, B187, B188, B224, B247, B275, B366, and B381
This Order denies the Emergency Petition for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's rules and associated Motion to Enter into Consent Decree, filed by Mountain Solutions.

4/28/1997
ORDER (DA 97-890)
In the Matter of Carolina PCS I Limited Partnership Request for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's Rules Regarding Market Nos. B016, B072, B091, B147, B177, B178, B312, B335, and B436
This Order denies the Petitions for Wavier of Section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's rules filed by Carolina PCS I Limited Partnership.
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. F block licenses that are issued during the suspension period will be treated similarly.
pdf - text

1/6/1997
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 96-498)
Emergency Petition for Waiver of Section 24.711(a)92) of the Commission's Rules
This MO&O denies BDPCS, Inc.'s emergency petition for waiver of section 24.711(a)(2) of the Commission's rules.
pdf - text 

12/20/1996
ORDER (DA 96-2156)
PCS 2000, L.P., Request for Waiver of Section 24.704(a)(1)
This Order reduces PCS 2000, L.P.'s "fat finger" bid withdrawal payment from the C block auction to $3,273,374. In addition, the Order assesses a payment of $1,257,711 for another bid withdrawal, for which PCS 2000 did not file a request for reduction.
pdf - text 

11/12/1996
ORDER (DA 96-1877)
In the Matter of National Telecom PCS, Inc., BTA Nos. B114, B476, and B492 Frequency Block C
This Order sets forth the default payment and withdrawal payment obligations and procedures for National Telecom PCS, Inc., resulting from its failure to remit payment to cover both the required down payment on the license which it was the highbidder and bid withdrawal payments for two licenses in the Broadband Personal Communications Services C Block auction.
Attachment A: xls

10/28/1996
ORDER (DA 96-1768)
In the Matter of BDPCS, Inc., BTA Nos. B008, B036, B055, B089, B110, B133, B149, B261, B298, B331, B347, B358, B391, B395, B407, B413, and B447, Frequency Block C
This Order sets forth the default payment obligations and procedures for BDPCS, Inc. ("BDPCS"), resulting from its failure to remit the required down payment on the licenses for which it was the successful high bidder in the Broadband Personal Communications Services ("PCS") C Block auction.
Attachment A: xls

7/26/1996
ORDER (DA 96-1203)
In the Matter of North Coast Mobile Communications, Inc.
This Order dismisses NextWave Telecom Inc.'s Petition requesting that the Commission initiate an evidentiary hearing to determine whether there are substantial and material questions of fact relating to the ownership and control of North Coast Mobile Communications, Inc.

6/28/1996
ORDER
Emergency Motion For Stay of Mountain Solutions, Ltd., Inc.
This Order denies a Stay Request filed by Mountain Solutions, Ltd, Inc. seeking to stay the reauction of two broadband PCS C Block licenses (BTA's B089 and B149).
pdf - text - WordPerfect

5/30/1996
ORDER (DA 96-873)
In the Matter of National Telecom PCS, Inc. Request for Waiver of Bid Withdrawal Payment
This Order denies National Telecom PCS, Inc.'s Request for Waiver of the Commission's Rules governing payments for withdrawn bids for the broadband PCS C Block auction.
pdf - text 

5/30/1996
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION (DA 96-874)
Order denies the Petition for Reconsideration
This Order denies the Petition for Reconsideration of an Order issued by the WTB denying BDPCS's Emergency Petition for Waiver governing PCS cellular cross-ownership and spectrum cap.

5/8/1996
ORDER (DA 96-705)
Order Request for Waiver denied
This Order grants the Request for Waiver regarding the requirement that gross revenues and total assets figures on the long-form application be evidenced by audited financial statements.

5/6/1996
ORDER (DA 96-706)
In the Matter of Georgia Independent PCS Corporation Request to Waive Bid Withdrawal Payment Provision
This Order resolves Georgia Independent PCS Corporation's Request for Waiver of the Commission's rules governing bid withdrawal payments.
pdf - text 

12/20/1995
ORDER (DA 95-2496)
In the Matter of Request of Radiofone, Inc. for a Stay of the C Block Broadband PCS Auction and Associated Rules
In this Order, the Commission denies Radiofone, Inc.'s "Emergency Request for Stay" of the C block broadband Personal Communications Services ("PCS") auction and the Commission's rules concerning the eligibility of cellular licensees to obtain 30 MHz PCS licenses in the same area where they already have 25 MHz cellular licenses.

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

2/24/1998
NEWS
Commission Changes Date for C Block Licensees to Elect Payment Option.
pdf - WordPerfect
Concurring Statement of Commissioner Ness: text

9/25/1997
NEWS
FCC Adopts Menu Of Options For Modifying C Block Payments; Seeks Comment On Implementation Of Options.
HTML - text

5/6/1996
NEWS
Broadband Personal Communications Services "C-Block" Auction Closes.
text

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

8/18/1995
NEWS
WTB Chief Regina Kenney and FCC General Counsel William Kennard Reaffirm Commitment To Move Forward Expeditiously With Broadband PCS "C Block" Auction.
text

6/23/1995
NEWS
FCC Seeks Comment On Changes To C Block Auction Rules For Broadband PCS Auction Date Set For August 29.
text

12/9/1994
NEWS
FCC To Participate In Educational Seminars For Bidders On Broadband PCS 'Entrepreneurs' Block Licenses.
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 Auction Procedures Generally Upheld; Some Modifications Made.
text

10/19/1994
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

7/9/1994
NEWS
FCC Adopts Modifications To PCS Band Plan; Creates Significant Benefits For Consumers and Businesses.
text

6/29/1994
NEWS
The Commission Adopts Competitive Bidding Procedures For Broadband PCS.
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