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FCC reveals next steps in US 600 MHz spectrum auction

US telecoms regulator the FCC has announced its roadmap for the auction of 600 MHz spectrum, formally known as the ‘incentive auction’.

With a view to commencing the actual auction on 29 March 2016 , a bunch of preliminary steps need to be completed, starting with the Application Procedures Public Notice sometime in early autumn.

The FCC will then publicly announce the reverse auction opening bid prices for all broadcasters at least two months before the deadline specified in the public notice. This seems to be designed to determine the opening bid prices for the forward auction and there are a number of other procedure the process can apparently not manage without.

The full process, together with a bunch of links and other resources are available in the latest FCC blog post on the matter.


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