The FCC updated its list of eligible areas for the upcoming Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I Auction slated to begin in October. The list shows 5,392,530 unserved locations are considered eligible for bidding in the $16 billion auction.
The new record updates the previous list from March that was followed by a challenge process.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the time-frame to prepare for the fall
auction “ambitious” and said the agency is on track to begin the auction
October 29. The new list gives companies the information they need to
prepare as the Commission moves toward opening the window on July 1 for
bidders to file their applications. More challenge information is
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