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CAF II Application Process Workshop

11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force, in conjunction with the Wireless Telecommunications and Wireline Competition Bureaus, hosted this workshop on the application process for the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF II) auction. This workshop included detailed information about the CAF II auction application system. The workshop was open to the public and was available for viewing online.


  • Welcome Remarks by Chairman Ajit Pai
  • Overview – Path to Auction 903
  • Review of the Application to Participate in Auction 903 (FCC Form 183):
    • Applicant Information and Financial and Operational Qualification
    • Performance Tier and Latency Selection and Qualification
    • Disclosable Agreements, Ownership Information, and Impermissible State Overlaps
  • Overview of Prohibited Communications Rule
  • Break
  • Bidding System Sneak Peek
  • Question & Answer Session

We remind potential auction participants that the period for filing an application to participate in Auction 903 will open at noon ET on March 19, 2018, and close at 6:00 p.m. ET on March 30, 2018. Applications must be submitted prior to the close of the filing period.

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