Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 59 began on 4/26/2005 and closed on 5/18/2005.

Round 126. ( See PN DA 05-1392)
Licenses:

4,226 MAS licenses in 176 Economic Areas (EAs), where available

Spectrum

Block AA: (928.85625 / 959.85625 MHz)
Block AB: (928.86875 / 959.86875 MHz)
Block AC: (928.88125 / 959. 88125 MHz)
Block AD: (928.89375 / 959. 89375 MHz)
Block AE: (928.90625 / 959. 90625 MHz)
Block AF: (928.91875 / 959. 91875 MHz)
Block AG: (928.93125 / 959. 93125 MHz)
Block AH: (928.94375 / 959. 94375 MHz)
Block AI: (928.95625 / 959. 95625 MHz)
Block AJ: (928.96875 / 959. 96875 MHz)
Block AK: (928.98125 / 959. 98125 MHz)
Block AL: (928.99375 / 959. 99375 MHz)
Block AM: (932.00625 / 941.00625 MHz)
Block AN: (932.01875 / 941. 01875 MHz)
Block AO: (932.03125 / 941.03125 MHz)
Block AP: (932.04375 / 941. 04375 MHz)
Block AQ: (932.05625 / 941. 05625 MHz)
Block AR: (932.06875 / 941. 06875 MHz)
Block AS: (932.08125 / 941. 08125 MHz)
Block AT: (932.09375 / 941. 09375 MHz)
Block AU: (932.15625 / 941.15625 MHz)
Block AV: (932.16875 / 941.16875 MHz)
Block AW: (932.18125 / 941.18125 MHz)
Block AX: (932.19375 / 941.19375 MHz)
Block AY: (932.20625 / 941.20625 MHz)
Block AZ: (932.21875 / 941.21875 MHz)
Block BA: (932.23125 / 941.23125 MHz)
Block BB: (932.24375 / 941.24375 MHz)

Bandwidth:

Blocks AA - BB: each 25 kHz (each)

Winning Bidders:
26 bidders won 2,223 licenses
Rounds:
126
Qualified Bidders
31
Licenses Won:
2223
Total Licenses:
4226
Net Bids
$3,865,515
Gross Bids:
$5,275,000

Event Date
Pre-Auction Seminar
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
2/23/2005; 12:00 pm ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
3/04/2005; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
4/01/2005; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
4/21/2005
Auction Start
4/26/2005
Auction Closed
5/18/2005
 
Auction No. 59 will offer 4,226 Multiple Address Systems (MAS) licenses in the Fixed Microwave Services from the 928/959 and 932/941 MHz bands. A complete list of licenses for Auction No. 59 and their descriptions is provided in electronic format only, available as "Attachment A" of Public Notice DA 04-3985. Licenses will be offered in each of the 176 Economic Areas (EAs), where available. These geographic areas encompass the United States, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Gulf of Mexico.
The following table describes the licenses that will be auctioned in each of the EAs, where available:
Block Frequency Bands *
(MHz)
Total **
Bandwidth
Pairing Geographic
Area Type
AA 928.85625 / 959.85625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AB 928.86875 / 959.86875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AC 928.88125 / 959.88125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AD 928.89375 / 959.89375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AE 928.90625 / 959.90625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AF 928.91875 / 959.91875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AG 928.93125 / 959.93125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AH 928.94375 / 959.94375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AI 928.95625 / 959.95625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AJ 928.96875 / 959.96875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AK 928.98125 / 959.98125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AL 928.99375 / 959.99375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AM 932.00625 / 941.00625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AN 932.01875 / 941.01875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AO 932.03125 / 941.03125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AP 932.04375 / 941.04375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AQ 932.05625 / 941.05625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AR 932.06875 / 941.06875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AS 932.08125 / 941.08125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AT 932.09375 / 941.09375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AU 932.15625 / 941.15625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AV 932.16875 / 941.16875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AW 932.18125 / 941.18125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AX 932.19375 / 941.19375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AY 932.20625 / 941.20625 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
AZ 932.21875 / 941.21875 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
BA 932.23125 / 941.23125 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
BB 932.24375 / 941.24375 25 kHz 2 x 12.5 kHz EA
* The individual frequencies listed in this chart are the center frequencies of each frequency pair in the block to be auctioned. See 47 C.F.R. §§ 101.147(b)(3), (4). Each block consists of two channels of equal bandwidth. For example, in Block AA, 928.85625 and 959.85625 are the center frequencies and each frequency pair is comprised of two 12.5 kHz wide channels. Therefore, the two channels in Block AA are 928.85000 – 928.86250 MHz and 959.85000 – 959.86250 MHz.
** This represents the total bandwidth for each block, which is the combination of the two channels in each pair.
Note: For Auction No. 59, licenses are not available in every block listed in the above table in every market.
 
MAS EA licenses will be issued for a ten-year term from the initial license grant date. Licensees have a renewal expectancy based on the provision of substantial service and substantial compliance with applicable Commission rules, policies, and the Communications Act. (See 47 C.F.R. § 101.1327).
A winning bidder that intends to use its license(s) to deploy facilities and provide services to federally-recognized tribal lands that are unserved by any telecommunications carrier or that have a wireline penetration rate equal to or below 85 percent is eligible to receive a tribal land bidding credit as set forth in 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.2107(e) and 1.2110(f). A tribal land bidding credit is in addition to, and separate from, any other bidding credit for which a winning bidder may qualify. A winning bidder need not qualify for a small business bidding credit to be eligible for a tribal lands bidding credit.