WTB Provides Details about Partial Economic Areas
Federal Communications Commission
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500445 12th St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 2, 2014
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUREAU PROVIDES DETAILS ABOUT
PARTIAL ECONOMIC AREAS
GN Docket No. 12-268In the Incentive Auction Report and Order, the Commission adopted Partial Economic Areas (“PEAs”) as
the service area for 600 MHz Band licenses,1 with boundaries proposed by a coalition of wireless service
providers (“PEA Coalition”).2 As directed by the Commission in the Incentive Auction Report and Order,3 this
Public Notice provides a list of the 416 PEAs with their corresponding Economic Area, a list of counties showing
the corresponding PEA, and a map of the PEAs. These attachments are also available on the FCC’s web site:
The lists contained in the appendices retain the boundaries proposed by the PEA Coalition,4 but renumber
the 416 PEAs to reflect rankings by population in the U.S., followed by the U.S. Territories and the Gulf of
Mexico. The PEAs are named according to the largest city within each PEA.
Appendix A – List of Partial Economic Areas with Corresponding Economic Area
Appendix B – List of Counties with Corresponding Partial Economic Area
Appendix C – Map of the Partial Economic AreasFor further information, contact Paul Malmud at 202-418-0006, or via e-mail at Paul.Malmud@fcc.gov.
1 Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions, GN Docket No. 12-268,
Report and Order, FCC 14-50 at paras. 68-80 (rel. June 2, 2014) (Incentive Auction Report and Order). See 47 C.F.R. § 27.6(l).
2 Incentive Auction Report and Order at para. 73. See Letters from C. Sean Spivey, Assistant General Counsel for CCA, Jill
Canfield, Assistant General Counsel for NTCA, Caressa Bennet, General Counsel for RWA, and John A. Prendergast,
Counsel to Blooston Rural Carriers (PEA Coalition), to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, FCC, GN Docket No. 12-268 (filed
Mar. 11, 2014 and Mar. 20, 2014). The PEA Coalition proposed that the Commission adopt 416 PEAs to cover the United
States and Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Gulf of Mexico.
3 See Incentive Auction Report and Order at n.216.
4 The Joint PEA Proposal creates PEA service areas by utilizing 2010 U.S. Census population and county boundary data.
Incentive Auction Report and Order at para. 74.