Completed Spectrum Auctions


Auction
Licenses
Auctioned
Licenses
Won

Net Winning Bids

Rounds
1 Nationwide Narrowband (PCS)
7/25/1994 - 7/29/1994
10 10 $617,006,674 47
2 Interactive Video and Data Services (IVDS)
7/28/1994 - 7/29/1994
Map: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf)
594 594

$213,892,375

Oral
Outcry
3 Regional Narrowband (PCS)
10/26/1994 - 11/8/1994
Map: RPC (pdf)
30 30

$392,706,797

105
4 Broadband PCS A and B Block
12/5/1994 - 3/13/1995
Map: MTA (pdf)
99 99

$7,019,403,797

112
5 Broadband PCS C Block
12/18/1995 - 5/6/1996
Map: BTA (pdf)
493 493

$10,071,708,842

184
6 Multipoint/Multichannel Distribution Services
11/13/1995 - 3/28/1996
Map: BTA (pdf)
493 493

$216,239,603

181
7 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Service
12/5/1995 - 4/15/1996
Map: MTA (pdf)
1,020 1,020

$204,267,144

168
8 Direct Broadcast Satellite 110 Degrees (DBS)
1/24/1996 - 1/25/1996
Map: DBS Orbital/Channel Assignments (pdf)
1 1

$682,500,000

19
9 Direct Broadcast Satellite 148 Degrees (DBS)
1/25/1996 - 1/26/1996
Map: DBS Orbital/Channel Assignments (pdf)
1 1

$52,295,000

25
10 Broadband PCS C Block Reauction
7/3/1996 - 7/16/1996
Map: BTA (pdf)
18 18 $904,607,467 25
11 Broadband PCS D, E, & F Block
8/26/1996 - 1/14/1997
Map: BTA (pdf)
1,479 1,472

$2,517,439,565

276
12 Cellular Unserved
1/13/1997 - 1/21/1997
Map: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf)
14 14

$1,842,533

36
14 Wireless Communications Service (WCS)
4/15/1997 - 4/25/1997
Maps: MEA (pdf), REAG (pdf)
128 126

$13,638,940

29
15 Digital Audio Radio Service (DARS)
4/1/1997 - 4/2/1997
2 2

$173,234,888

25
16 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Service (SMR)
10/28/1997 - 12/8/1997
Map: EA (pdf)
525 524

$96,232,060

235
17 Local Multipoint Distribution System (LMDS)
2/18/1998 - 3/25/1998
Map: BTA (pdf)
986 864

$578,663,029

128
18 220 MHz
9/15/1998 - 10/22/1998
Map: EA & EAG (pdf)
908 693

$21,650,301

173
20 VHF Public Coast
12/3/1998 - 12/14/1998
Map: Public Coast Station Areas (pdf)
42 26

$7,459,200

44
21 Location and Monitoring Services (LMS)
2/23/1999 - 3/5/1999
Map: LMS (pdf)
528 289

$3,438,294

54
22 C, D, E, and F Block Broadband PCS
3/23/1999 - 4/15/1999
Maps: BTA (pdf), Licenses Available (pdf)
347 302

$412,840,945

78
23 Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) Re-Auction
4/27/1999 - 5/12/1999
Maps: BTA (pdf), Licenses Available (pdf)
161 161

$45,064,450

43
24 220 MHz
6/8/1999 - 6/30/1999
Maps: EA & EAG (pdf), Licenses Available (pdf)
225 222

$1,924,950

71
25 Closed Broadcast
9/28/1999 - 10/8/1999
Map: Closed Broadcast Construction Permits (pdf)
118 115

$57,820,350

35
26 929 and 931 MHz Paging Service
2/24/2000 - 3/2/2000
Map: MEA (pdf)
2,499 985

$4,122,500

28
27 Broadcast Auction
10/6/1999 - 10/8/1999
Map: Closed Broadcast Construction Permits (pdf)
1 1

$172,250

15
28 Broadcast Auction
3/21/2000 - 3/24/2000
Map: Closed Broadcast Construction Permits (pdf)
2 2

$1,210,000

26
30 39GHz
4/12/2000 - 5/8/2000
Map: EA (pdf)
2,450 2,173

$410,649,085

73
32 New AM Broadcast Stations
12/10/2002 - 12/12/2002
3 3 $1,520,375 14
33 Upper 700 MHz Guard Bands
9/6/2000 - 9/21/2000
Map: MEA (pdf)
104 96

$519,892,575

66
34 800 MHz SMR General Category Service
8/16/2000 - 9/1/2000
Map: EA (pdf)
1,053 1,030

$319,451,810

76
35 C and F Block Broadband PCS
12/12/2000 - 1/26/2001
Maps: BTA (pdf), Area Eligibility Status (pdf)
422 422

$16,857,046,150

101
36 800 MHz SMR Lower 80 Channels Service
11/1/2000 - 12/5/2000
Map: EA (pdf)
2,800 2,800

$28,978,385

151
37 FM Broadcast
11/3/2004 - 11/23/2004
Map: FM Broadcast Auction No. 37 (pdf)
288 258

$147,876,075

62
38 Upper 700 MHz Guard Bands
2/13/2001 - 2/21/2001
Map: MEA (pdf)
8 8

$20,961,500

38
39 VHF Public Coast and Location and Monitoring Services
6/6/2001 - 6/13/2001
Maps: Public Coast Station Areas (pdf), LMS (pdf)
257 217

$1,144,755

34
40 Paging
10/30/2001 - 12/5/2001
Maps: EA (pdf), MEA (pdf)
15,514 5,323

$12,897,127

140
41 Narrowband PCS
10/3/2001 - 10/16/2001
Map: MTA (pdf)
365 317

$8,285,036

48
42 Multiple Address Systems Spectrum
11/14/2001 - 11/27/2001
Map: EA (pdf)
5,104 878

$1,202,725

36
43 Multi-Radio Service
1/10/2002 - 1/17/2002
Maps: EA (pdf), EA & EAG (pdf), LMS (pdf)
27 27

$1,548,225

31
44 Lower 700 MHz Band
8/27/2002 - 9/18/2002
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), EAG (pdf)
740 484

$88,651,630

84
45 Cellular RSA
5/29/2002 - 6/4/2002
Map: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf)
3 3

$15,871,000

35
46 1670-1675 MHz Band Nationwide License
4/30/2003 - 4/30/2003
1 1 $12,628,000 2
48 Lower and Upper Paging Bands
5/13/2003 - 5/28/2003
Maps: EA (pdf), MEA (pdf)
10,202 2,832

$2,445,608

56
49 Lower 700 MHz Band
5/28/2003 - 6/13/2003
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), EAG (pdf)
256 251

$56,815,960

86
50 Narrowband PCS
9/24/2003 - 9/29/2003
Map: MTA (pdf)
48 48

$428,709

20
51 Regional Narrowband PCS
9/24/2003 - 9/25/2003
Map: RPC (pdf)
6 5

$134,250

3
52 Direct Broadcast Satellite Service
7/14/2004 - 7/14/2004
3 3 $12,200,000 2
53 Multichannel Video Distribution & Data Service (MVDDS)
1/14/2004 - 1/27/2004
214 192 $118,721,835 49
54 Closed Broadcast
7/23/2003 - 7/29/2003
4 4 $4,657,600 28
55 900 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio Service
2/11/2004 - 2/25/2004
Map: MTA (pdf)
55 55 $4,861,020 76
56 24 GHz Service
7/28/2004 - 7/28/2004
Map: Economic Areas (pdf)
880 7 $216,050 4
57 Automated Maritime Telecommunications System
9/15/2004 - 9/15/2004
Map: AMTS (pdf)
20 10 $1,057,365 3
58 Broadband PCS
1/26/2005 - 2/15/2005
Maps: BTA (pdf), MTA (pdf)
242 217 $2,043,230,450 91
59 Multiple Address Systems Spectrum
4/26/2005 - 5/18/2005
Map: EA (pdf)
4,226 2,223 $3,865,515 126
60 Lower 700 MHz Band
7/20/2005 - 7/26/2005
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf)
5 5 $305,155 30
61 Automated Maritime Telecommunications System
8/3/2005 - 8/17/2005
Map: AMTS (pdf)
10 10 $7,094,350 116
62 FM Broadcast
1/12/2006 - 1/31/2006
171 163 $54,259,600 61
63 Multichannel Video Distribution & Data Service (MVDDS)
12/7/2005 - 12/7/2005
22 22 $133,160 3
64 Full Power Television Station Construction Permits
3/15/2006 - 3/20/2006
11 10 $23,367,850 23
65 800 MHz Air-Ground Radiotelephone Service
5/10/2006 - 6/2/2006
2 2 $38,339,000 143
66 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1)
8/9/2006 - 9/18/2006
Map: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), Economic Areas (pdf), REAG (pdf)
1,122 1,087 $13,700,267,150 161
68 FM Broadcast
1/10/2007 - 1/17/2007
9 9 $3,264,250 23
69 1.4 GHz Bands
2/7/2007 - 3/8/2007
Maps: EAG (pdf), MEA (pdf)
64 64 $123,599,000 267
70 FM Broadcast
3/7/2007 - 3/26/2007
Map: FM Broadcast Construction Permits (pdf)
120 111 $21,301,175 83
71 Broadband PCS
5/16/2007 - 5/21/2007
Map: BTA (pdf), MTA (pdf)
38 33 $13,932,150 21
72 220 MHz
6/20/2007 - 6/26/2007
Map: EA (pdf), EA & EAG (pdf)
94 76 $185,416 44
73 700 MHz Band
1/24/2008 - 3/18/2008
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), Economic Areas (pdf), REAG (pdf)

*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.
1,099 1,090 $18,957,582,150 261
77 Closed Cellular Unserved
6/17/2008 - 6/17/2008
1 1 $25,002 1
78 AWS-1 and Broadband PCS
8/13/2008 - 8/20/2008
Maps: BTA (pdf), CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), Economic Areas (pdf), REAG (pdf)
55 53 $21,276,850 38
79 FM Broadcast
9/1/2009 - 9/15/2009
122 85 $5,253,025 50
80 Blanco Texas Broadcast
7/12/2000 - 7/14/2000
1 1 $18,798,000 16
81 Low Power Television (LPTV)
9/14/2005 - 9/26/2005
113 90 $834,600 43
82 New Analog Television Stations
2/5/2002 - 2/13/2002
4 4 $5,025,250 13
83 FM Translator 
6/21/2018 - 6/27/2018
43 30 $574,771 27
84 Closed AM Broadcast Auction
5/6/2014 - 5/13/2014
22 10 $598,160 34
85 LPTV and TV Translator Digital Companion Channels
11/5/2008 - 11/10/2008
43 30 $134,725 24
86 Broadband Radio Service
10/27/2009 - 10/30/2009
Map: BRS (pdf)
78 61 $19,426,600 24
87 Lower and Upper Paging Bands
6/15/2010 - 8/6/2010
Maps: EA (pdf), MEA (pdf)
9,603 4,714 $5,399,809 318
88 Closed Broadcast
7/20/2010 - 7/23/2010
13 13 $1,442,450 17
90 VHF Commercial Television
2/15/2011 - 2/17/2011
2 2 $2,631,200 14
91 FM Broadcast
4/27/2011 - 5/11/2011
144 108 $8,537,655 62
92 700 MHz Band
7/19/2011 - 7/25/2011
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), Economic Areas (pdf)
16 16 $19,770,250 30
93 FM Broadcast
3/27/2012 - 4/5/2012
119 93 $3,826,338 37
94 FM Broadcast
4/23/2013 - 5/6/2013
112 93 $4,122,604 47
95 Lower and Upper Paging Bands
7/16/2013 - 8/6/2013
Maps: EA (pdf), MEA (pdf)
5,905 3,104 $1,659,074 74
96 H Block
1/22/2014 - 2/27/2014
Map: Economic Areas (pdf)
176 176 $1,564,000,000 167
97 Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-3)
11/13/2014 - 1/29/2015
Maps: CMA (MSA & RSA) (pdf), Economic Areas (pdf)
1,614 1,611 $41,329,673,325 341
98 FM Broadcast
7/23/2015 - 8/6/2015
131 102 $4,121,140 51
99 AM Revitalization / FM Translators 
5/15/2018 - 5/18/2018
12 11 $227,650 23
100 AM Revitalization / FM Translators (2nd Window)
6/25/2019 - 7/1/2019
11 11 $436,500 31
101 Spectrum Frontiers 28 GHz
11/14/2018 - 1/24/2019
3,072 2,965 $700,309,809 176
102 Spectrum Frontiers – 24 GHz
3/14/2019 - 5/28/2019
2,909 2,904 $2,022,676,752 91

 

Completed Reverse Auctions of Universal Service Fund Support


Auction

Type
Total
Support Assigned
901 Mobility Fund Phase I
9/27/2012 - 9/27/2012
one-time $299,998,632
902 Tribal Mobility Fund Phase I
2/25/2014 - 2/25/2014
one-time $49,806,874
903 Connect America Fund Phase II  
7/24/2018 - 8/21/2018
annual
(10 years)
$1,488,329,864

 

 

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