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Public Notices

7/26/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-1829)
Auction of Licenses for 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands (Auction No. 31) is Rescheduled
This Public Notice announces the rescheduling of the licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands (Auction No. 31) which was scheduled to begin on January 14, 2003.
5/24/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (FCC 02-158)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands (Auction No. 31) Postponed Until January 14, 2003; Auction of Licenses in the 698-746 MHz Band (Auction No. 44) will Proceed as Scheduled
This Public Notice announces the upcoming auction of licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHZ band (Auction No. 31), is postponed until January 14, 2003, in order to provide additional time for Congress to consider legislation affecting the timing of that auction and, accordingly, bidder preparation and planning. Auction #44 will proceed as scheduled.
4/30/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-995)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002
This Public Notice announces the roundresults process and results replication procedures for the upcoming auctionsof licenses in Auction No. 31 scheduled for June 19, 2002.
Instructions, Problem Models, Sample Files: zip
4/26/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-971)
Pleading Cycle Established for Oppositions to Application for Review of WTB April 10, 2002 Letter, DA 02-857, Regarding Schedule for Auctions 31 and 44
This Public Notice establishes May 3,2002 as the deadline for filing oppositions to the Application for Reviewfiled by CTIA.
4/18/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-903)
Due Diligence Announcement for the Upcoming Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002
This Public Notice provides due diligenceinformation, as of April 11, 2002, for potential bidders in the upcomingauction of licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHZ ("Upper 700 MHZ")bands, scheduled for June 19, 2002.
Attachment A: pdf - xls
Attachment B: pdf - xls
Attachment C: pdf - xls
4/16/2002
ERRATUM (DA 02-880)
Erratum to Procedures PN DA 02-659
This Erratum amends the public notice "Auction of Licenses in the 747-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002; Further Modification of Package Bidding Procedures and Other Procedures for Auction No. 31," released March 19, 2002.
4/12/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-866)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002
This Public Notice is a reminder that a free FCC pre-auction seminar for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Auction(Auction No. 31) is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30, 2002.
3/19/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-659)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002; Further Modification of Package Bidding Procedures and Other Procedures for Auction No. 31, DA 02-659
This Public Notice announces the procedures,minimum opening bids, and aggregate reserve price for the upcoming auctionof licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz (Upper 700 MHz) bands scheduledfor June 19, 2002.
Attachment A: pdf - xls
2/4/2002
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 02-260)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHZ Bands Scheduled for June 19, 2002
This Public Notice seeks comment on the potential inclusion of 24 additional licenses in Auction No. 31 and potential modifications of previously announced procedures for the Auction.
Attachment A: pdf

Comments Filed
Major Cities Chiefs: pdf
Paxson Communications, Corp.: pdf
Ronald M. Harstad, Aleksander Pekec, and Michael H. Rothkopf: pdf
Spectrum Exchange Group, LLC and Allen & Company, Inc.: pdf
U.S. Cellular Corp.: pdf

Reply Comments
Entravision Communications Corp.: pdf
Paxson Communications, Corp.: pdf
Ronald M. Harstad, Aleksander Pekec, and Michael H. Rothkopf: pdf
Rural Telecommunications Group: pdf
Spectrum Clearing Alliance (1): pdf
Spectrum Clearing Alliance (2): pdf
Spectrum Exchange Group, LLC and Allen & Company, Inc.: pdf
10/15/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-2394)
Auction of Licenses for 747-762 and 777-792 MHZ (Auction No. 31) Scheduled for June 19, 2002
This Public Notice announces that Auction No. 31 is scheduled to begin June 19, 2002 and sets important pre-auction dates and deadlines.
7/26/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-1792)
Data from Test Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands
This Public Notice posts data from test auctions conducted during development of the package bidding auction system.
7/11/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-1546)
Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands (Auction #31) is Postponed
This Public Notice announces the auction of licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands (Auction No. 31), previously scheduled to begin on September 12, 2001, will be delayed pending Commission resolution of petitions for reconsideration and clarification of the Commission's Third Report and Order.
3/29/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-788)
Pleading Cycle Established for Responses to Petitions for Reconsideration of the Third Report and Order in WT Docket NO. 99-168, CS Docket NO. 98-120, and MM Docket NO. 00-39
This Public Notice list parties that have petitioned the Commission for reconsideration and clarification of the Third Report and Order FCC 01-25, released January 23, 2001.
1/31/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-266)
Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Postponed Until 9/21/2001
This Public Notice announces the upcoming auction of licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz band (Auction No. 31), scheduled for March 6, 2001, is postponed until September 12, 2001.
Comment by Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth: pdf - text - Word
News Release by Commissioner Gloria Tristani: pdf - text - Word
1/18/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-143)
WTB Seeks Comment on Request for Postponement of Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands
This public notice seeks comment on Verizon Wireless' request for postponementof Auction 31 (Comment Date: January 24, 2001).
Attachment A: pdf
1/5/2001
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 01-12)
Auction of License in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for March 6, 2001: Modifications to the Calculation for Determining Minimum Acceptable Bids and the Provisions Concerning "Last and Best Bids" and Other Procedural Issues
The notice announces two refinementsto package bidding procedures for Auction No. 31. Also, the notice includesfollowing attachments:
  • Attachment A- summary of the provisions that will govern package bidding
  • Attachment B- chart summary of package bidding activity calculations
  • Attachment C- registration form for the bidders' seminar
  • Attachment D- guidelines for completing FCC Form 175
  • Attachment E- an electronic filing and review of FCC Form 175
  • Attachment F- instructions for accessing the FCC network to file Form 175
  • Attachment G- FCC Bidding Preference/Remote Security Access Cards Software Order Form
11/2/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-2404)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for March 6, 2001
The Commission seeks comment on modifyingthe calculation for determining minimum accepted bids and changing the provisionsconcerning "last and best" bids.

Comments Received on modifying the calculation for determining minimum accepted bids and changing the provisions concerning "last and best" bids:
11/15/2000
Comments of Verizon Wireless: pdf
11/15/2000
Comments of Aleksander Pekec and Michael H. Rothkopf: pdf
11/15/2000
Comments of Charles R. Plott: pdf
7/31/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (FCC 00-282)
Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Postponed Until March 6, 2001
This public notice announces the postponement of upcoming Auction #31 (747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands) originally scheduled for September 6, 2000, until March 6, 2001.
7/3/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-1486)
Auction of Licenses for the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for September 6, 2000; Procedures Implementing Package Bidding for Auction No. 31, Bidder Seminar Scheduled for July 24, 2000
This public notice announces revisedprocedures to allow for package bidding for the upcoming auction of licensesfor services in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands (?Auction No. 31?) and announcesa Bidder Seminar scheduled for July 24, 2000.
Letter Requesting Delay of Auction from Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assoc.: pdf
5/18/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-1075)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for September 6, 2000: Comment Sought on Modifying the Simultaneous Multiple Round Auction Design to Allow Combinatorial (Package) Bidding
In this Public Notice, the Bureau seeks comment on modifying the simultaneous multiple round auction design (our usual auction design) to allow for bids on combinations, or "packages," of licenses. Most of our auction rules and procedures would remain the same or be changed only slightly.
A Blueprint for a Multi-Round Auction with Package Bidding: pdf
Link to: Ex Parte Communications

Comments Received on Package Bidding
5/25/2000
Comments of Dan Levin: pdf
6/7/2000
Comments of Professor Frank Kelly and Dr. Richard Steinberg, University of Cambridge: pdf
6/7/2000
Comments of Prof. Michael H. Rothkopf and Assistant Prof. Aleksandar Pekec: pdf
6/7/2000
Comment of Professor Charles Plott, California Institute of Technology and Dr. Tim Salmon, California Institute of Technology: pdf
6/7/2000
Comments of Rakesh Vohra and Robert J. Weber , May 16, 2000: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of Spectrum Exchange Group, LLC: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of Motorola: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of Nextel Communications, Inc.: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of David J. Salant: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of Verizon Wireless: pdf
6/9/2000
Comments of Voicestream Corporation: pdf
6/9/2000
Joint Comments of SBC Wireless, Inc. and Bellsouth Cellular Corporation: pdf

Reply Comments Received on Package Bidding
6/16/2000
From Paul Milgrom: pdf
6/16/2000
From Prof. Michael H. Rothkopf and Assistant Prof. Aleksandar Pekec: pdf
6/16/2000
From Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (Attachment Prepared by Prof. Robert J. Weber): pdf
6/16/2000
Joint Reply Comments of SBC Wireless, Inc. and Bellsouth Cellular Corp.: pdf
6/16/2000
From Voicestream Wireless Corporation: pdf
5/2/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-942)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Postponed until September 6, 2000
This Public Notice announces the schedule for the Auction of Licenses for the747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands. The upcoming auction of licenses in the 747-762and 777-792 MHz band, scheduled to begin on June 7, 2000, is postponed untilSeptember 6, 2000.
4/18/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-878)
747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Pre-Auction Seminar Monday, April 24, 2000
This Public Notice details information in regards to the seminar for Auction No. 31.
4/12/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-785)
747-762 and 777-792 MHz Band Auction Filing Dates and Changes to Attachment J
This Public Notice informs that Auction No. 31 has been postponed until June7, 2000. There are changes in the filing deadlines.
Attachment J: pdf - text - Word
3/17/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-573)
747-762 and 777-792 MHz Band Auction Postponed Until June 7, 2000
This Public Notice postpones the auction originallyscheduled to begin on May 10, 2000.
2/18/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-292)
Auction Notice and Filing Requirements for 12 Licenses in the 700 MHz Bands Auction Scheduled for May 10, 2000; Minimum Opening Bids and Other Procedural Issues
This notice announces the proceduresand minimum opening bids for the auctioning of licenses for Fixed, Mobile, andBroadcasting services in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands.
Attachment J: xls
2/11/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-273)
Extension of Filing Deadline for Comments to Qualcomm Incorporated's Petition for Declaratory Ruling
This Public Notice announces an extension of the deadline for comments is warranted.
2/4/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-219)
WTB Seeks Comment on Qualcomm Incorporated's Petition for Declaratory Ruling Seeking 700 MHz Band License Pursuant to Ruling of US Circuit Court of Appeals
This Public Notice seeks comment on all aspects of Qualcomm's petition.
Attachment A: pdf
Attachment B: pdf
Attachment C: pdf
1/28/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-137)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands, and Revisions to Part 27 of the Commission's Rules
Due to inclement weather, the filing deadline for reply comments in this proceeding is extended.
1/10/2000
PUBLIC NOTICE (DA 00-43)
Auction of Licenses in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz Bands Scheduled for May 10, 2000
This notice announces the auction of licenses for Fixed, Mobile, and Broadcastingservices in the 747-762 and 777-792 MHz bands ("Auction No. 31"), scheduledto commence on May 10, 2000. In addition, the notice seeks comments on reservepricing and auction procedural issues.
Attachment A (Licenses): xls
Attachment B (Map): pdf
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