Summary

January 22, 2014 - February 27, 2014
Rounds:
167
Bidding Days:
24
Qualified Bidders:
23
Winning Bidders:
1 Bidder won 176 Licenses
Gross Bids:
$1,564,000,000
Net Bids:
$1,564,000,000
Maps & Band Plans
Band Plans Files
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General Information

No general information available.
Winning Bidders
2/28/2014
 
Qualified Bidders
1/8/2014
 
Applications to Participate
12/4/2013
 
Procedures
9/13/2013
 
Comment Sought
7/15/2013
 

8/16/2018
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER (FCC 18-123)
FCC Dismisses NTCH Application for Review of DISH Waiver

 
2/28/2014
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 14-279)

Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Closes; Winning Bidder Announced for Auction 96
pdf - Word

Attachment A: pdf
Attachment B: pdf
Attachment C: pdf
Attachment D: pdf - Word
 
2/27/2014
NEWS RELEASE

Statement from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on H Block Auction Close

 
2/27/2014
NEWS RELEASE

Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on Successful H Block Auction

 

Fact Sheet

Date:

Auction 96 began on 1/22/2014 and closed on 2/27/2014.

Licenses:

176 licenses total: 1 in each of the 176 Economic Areas (EAs)

Spectrum:

1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands

Bandwidth:

10 MHz (1915-1920 /1995-2000 MHz)

Winning Bidders:
1 Bidder won 176 Licenses
Rounds:
167
Qualified Bidders:
23
Licenses Won:
176
Total Licenses:
176
Net Bids:
$1,564,000,000
Gross Bids:
$1,564,000,000

Event Date
Comments Due
Reply Comments Due
Auction Tutorial Available (via Internet)
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Window Opens
11/4/2013; Noon ET
Form 175 (Short Form) Application Filing Deadline
11/15/2013; 6:00 pm ET
Upfront Payments Deadline
12/18/2013; 6:00 pm ET
Mock Auction
1/17/2014
Auction Start
1/22/2014
Auction Closed
2/27/2014
 
For a complete list of the licenses available in Auction 96, see Attachment A of Public Notice DA 13-1885, released September 13, 2013.
Cost-Sharing Obligations. The spectrum in the Lower H Block and the Upper H Block is subject to cost-sharing requirements related to the past clearing and relocation of incumbent users from these bands. See Public Notice DA 13-1885 for more detailed information.
Reserve Price. There will be an aggregate reserve price of $1.564 billion for the H Block licenses in Auction 96. See Public Notice DA 13-1885 for more detailed information.
 
Releases P
 
Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Closes; Winning Bidder Announced for Auction 96
Attachment A: pdf
Attachment B: pdf
Attachment C: pdf
Attachment D: pdf - Word
 
1/8/2014
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 14-8)
Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands; 23 Bidders Qualified to Participate in Auction 96
Attachment A: pdf
Attachment B: pdf
 
Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands; Status of Short-Form Applications to Participate in Auction 96
Attachment A: pdf
Attachment B: pdf
 
10/21/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-2033)
Auction for H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Rescheduled for January 22, 2014; Notice of Changes to Auction 96 Schedule Following Resumption of Normal Commission Operations
 
9/13/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1885)
Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands Scheduled for January 14, 2014; Notice and Filing Requirements, Reserve Price, Minimum Opening Bids, Upfront Payments and other Procedures for Auction 96
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau establishes the procedures, reserve price, and minimum opening bids for the upcoming auction of licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands (the "H Block").
Attachment A: pdf - xls
 
7/15/2013
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 13-1540)
Auction of H Block Licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz Bands; Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures for Auction 96
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announces the auction of licenses in the 1915-1920 MHz and 1995-2000 MHz bands (the H Block), and seeks comment on the procedures to be used for this auction.
Attachment A: pdf - xls
Copies of comments and reply comments filed in response to this public notice may be found by using the search function of ECFS under proceeding 13-178 or through the FCC Reference Information Center, which is located in Room CY-A257 at the Commission's Headquarters.
Releases N
 
Statement from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on H Block Auction Close
 
2/27/2014
NEWS RELEASE
Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on Successful H Block Auction
 
2/27/2014
NEWS RELEASE
Statement of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai on Closing of H Block Auction
 
1/22/2014
NEWS RELEASE
Statement of Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn on H Block Auction
 
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