12.16.2010 03:00 PM
FCC Schedules Auction for 16 700 MHz Licenses
WASHINGTON: The Federal Communications Commission today
announced that 16 700 MHz licenses would be auctioned July 19, 2011. The licenses
were offered in the 2008 700 MHz auctions but were either unsold or defaulted upon. The licenses cover two paired 6 MHz swaths at 698-704 MHz,
and 728-734 MHz in the A Block, and 14, 6 MHz pairings from 704-710, and 734-740
MHz in the B Block.
Wheeling, W.V. and Lubbock, Texas are the A Block communities of coverage. B
Block communities comprise Ponce, Mayaguez, Arecibo, Adjuntas, Ciales and
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Fargo, N.D./Moorehead, Minn.; Grand Forks, Minn.;
Bismarck, N.D.; Yancey, N.C.; Oconee, and Clarendon, S.C.; Hudspeth, Texas; and
The FCC’s Media Bureau is seeking comments on bidding procedures for the
auction, No. 92. Those comments are due Jan. 12, 2011, with replies due Jan.
27, 2011. The docket is