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.