Summary

January 24, 2008 - March 18, 2008
Rounds:
261
Bidding Days:
38
Qualified Bidders
214
Winning Bidders:
101 Bidders won 1090 Licenses*
Licenses Held by FCC:
9
Gross Bids:
$19,120,378,000
Net Bids:
$18,957,582,150

General Information

*Auction 73 concluded with 1090 provisionally winning bids covering 1091 licenses and totaling $19,592,420,000, as shown in the
Integrated Spectrum Auction System
The provisionally winning bids for the A, B, C, and E Block licenses exceeded the aggregate reserve prices for those blocks.  The provisionally winning bid for the D Block license, however, did not meet the applicable reserve price and thus did not become a winning bid.  Accordingly, Auction 73 raised a total of $19,120,378,000 in winning bids and $18,957,582,150 in net winning bids (reflecting bidders' claimed bidding credit eligibility), as shown above.  
 

Other Auctions of 700 MHz Spectrum:
Auction 31: Upper 700 MHz Band
Auction 33: Upper 700 MHz Guard Bands
Auction 38: Upper 700 MHz Guard Bands
Auction 44: Lower 700 MHz Band
Auction 49: Lower 700 MHz Band
Auction 60: Lower 700 MHz Band

Tribal Lands Bidding Credits
Includes cross references for Cellular Market Area (CMA or MSA and RSA), Economic Area (EA or BEA), Regional Economic Area Grouping (REAG), and Nationwide (NWA) geographic area types.
Winning Bidders
3/20/2008
 
Qualified Bidders
1/14/2008
 
Applications to Participate
12/18/2007
 
Updated Procedures
11/2/2007
 
Procedures
10/5/2007
 
Comment Sought
8/17/2007
 
6/19/2012
LETTER (DA 12-967)
Eligibility for Refund of Amount on Deposit for Bid Withdrawal Payment on Auction 73, David Miller
 
4/3/2012
LETTER (DA 12-519)
Final Withdrawal Payment Obligation for Auction 73, East Kentucky Network, LLC
 
4/3/2012
LETTER (DA-12-518)
Final Withdrawal Payment Obligation for Auction 73, Alltel Corporation