WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS 700 MHz BAND LICENSES
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
January 6, 2009
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU GRANTS700 MHz BAND LICENSES
Auction Event No. 73
Report No. AUC-73 (Auction No. 73)On March 18, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission completed the auction of 1,099
licenses in the 698-806 MHz Band ("700 MHz Band") (Auction No. 73).1 After a preliminary review of
the FCC long-form applications (FCC Form 601), the applications listed in Attachment A to this Public
Notice were accepted for filing.2 Upon further review, we find that the applications listed in Attachment
A are complete and conform to the Commission's rules.3 Furthermore, the Commission has received full
payment, as required by Section 1.2109(a) of its rules,4 for the licenses listed in Attachment A.5
Accordingly, by this Public Notice, we announce the grant of the licenses listed in Attachment
A.6 We grant these licenses pursuant to Section 309(a) of the Communications Act, 47 U.S.C. 309(a),
and section 0.331 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 0.331, because it will serve the public interest,
convenience, and necessity.7
1 Auction of 700 MHz Band Licenses Closes; Winning Bidders Announced for Auction 73, Public Notice, 23 FCC
Rcd 4572 (WTB 2008).
2 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces that Applications for 700 MHz Band Licenses are Accepted
for Filing, Public Notice, 23 FCC Rcd 6722 (WTB 2008).
3 The applications listed in Attachment A represent 8 of the 102 applicants filing long-form applications following
Auction No. 73.
4 47 C.F.R. 1.2109(a).
5 Attachment A1 contains the same information as Attachment A, sorted by market and channel block rather than by
6 We remind the licensees listed in Attachment A of the quarterly reporting requirements relating to DTV consumer
education outreach under section 27.20 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. 27.20. See Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau Reminds 700 MHz Band Licensees of Quarterly Reporting Requirements Relating to
DTV Consumer Education Outreach, MB Docket No. 07-148, Public Notice, DA 08-1521 (rel. June 26, 2008).
7 With respect to the application of AT&T Mobility Spectrum, LLC, we note that the Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau released an Order, on December 31, 2008, finding that the public interest would be served if this application
is granted. AT&T Mobility Spectrum, LLC Application for 700 MHz Band Licenses, Auction No. 73,
Memorandum Opinion and Order, DA 08-2824 (rel. Dec. 31, 2008). We also note that the grant of the application
of Triad 700, LLC, file no. 0003382992, is subject to placement of a statement on its C-Block licenses that "This
This Public Notice includes the following Attachments:
Attachment A: Applications and Licenses the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Is Granting Sorted
Attachment A1: Applications and Licenses the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Is Granting
Sorted by Market and Channel Block.
Attachment B: Instructions for Searching for the Applications Listed in Attachment A Using ULS.
Attachment C: Instructions for Searching for Granted Licenses Listed in Attachment A Using ULS.
Attachment D: Instructions for Accessing the FCC Network Using Windows 95/98/2000/XP.
Please contact Erin McGrath, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Mobility Division, at (202)
418-2042, for questions regarding legal matters and licensing issues.
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authorization is conditioned upon compliance with section 27.16 of the Commission's rules." See Union Telephone
Company, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Applications for 700 MHz Band Licenses, Auction No. 73,
Memorandum Opinion and Order, FCC 08-257 (rel. Nov. 13, 2008).
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