Today the Commission's VHF Public Coast service
auction, which began on December 3, 1998, closed after 44
rounds raising $7,459,200 in net high bids for the U.S.
Treasury. The VHF Public Coast auction represents the Commission's
Southern requested waiver of 90.629 to extend the
implementation period for wide-area Specialized Moible Radio
(SMR) network that incorporated Business and Industrial/Land
Transportation channels. The request was granted in part and
denied in part.