Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Twenty-eight Rural Wireless Carriers Bidding In The 600MHz Auction

Last Friday, the FCC released its approved bidder list for the ongoing 600 MHz spectrum auction which includes 28 companies who have been given “rural wireless bidding credits,” reports These credits will enable rural carriers to submit bids that are 15% higher than they will actually have to pay in order to obtain spectrum. 
Phase 1 of the auction concluded last month, and Phase 2, in which carriers bid on spectrum television stations are willing to relinquish, is expected to begin next month. Spectrum used for television is well suited for rural deployment due to its wide-ranging propagation, decreasing the number of towers needed to cover a large area. Continue Reading

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