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Auction 78

AWS-1 and Broadband PCS


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16 Bidders won 53 Licenses
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Maps & Band Plans

Map Icon Basic Trading Areas Map (pdf)
Map Icon Cellular Market Areas (Metropolitan Statistical & Rural Service Areas) Map (pdf)
Map Icon Economic Areas including Gulf of Mexico Map (pdf)
Map Icon Regional Economic Area Groupings Map (pdf)
Band Plan Icon Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-1) (pdf)
Band Plan Icon PCS (A, B, C, D, E, & F Block) (pdf)

General Information

On December 27, 2005, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce provided estimated costs and timeline information associated with relocating federal operations from the 1710-1755 MHz band (part of the AWS-1 spectrum). NTIA has since provided updates and progress reports. This information is available on NTIA's web page.
Tribal Lands Bidding Credits
Includes Cellular Market Area (CMA, or MSA and RSA), Economic Area (EA or BEA), Regional Economic Area Grouping (REAG), and Basic Trading Area (BTA) cross references.
Related Auctions:
AWS-1: Auction 66
Broadband PCS: Auctions 5, 11, 35, 58, and 71
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