On August 4, 2017, the Commission released the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) Auction Comment Public Notice seeking comment on detailed proposals for conducting the Phase II reverse auction designated as Auction 903. While many of the pre-auction and bidding procedures and processes proposed for this auction are similar to those used in other Commission auctions, the proposals include some new procedures and processes. To facilitate public input on the proposals, the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, in conjunction with the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Wireline Competition Bureau, hosted this webinar about the proposed auction process.
Topics covered in the webinar included:
- Proposed application procedures;
- Proposed bidding procedures, covering:
- descending clock auction basics;
- submitting bids;
- how winning bids are assigned; and
- how support amounts are determined.