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Auctions & Spectrum Access Division (ASAD)

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The Auctions and Spectrum Access Division is responsible for fulfilling the Commission's obligation to provide access to spectrum through a fair and transparent competitive bidding process that meets statutory objectives.

Portfolio of Issues

  • Section 309(j) auction authority
  • Part 1 Competitive Bidding Rules
  • Bidding credits
  • Designated entities: eligibility and attribution
  • Anti-collusion rule
  • Auction planning, design, and scheduling
  • Auction outreach and information dissemination
  • Auction applications (FCC Short-Form 175)
  • Auction conduct
  • Auction analysis and results
  • Bidder payment obligations
  • Installment payment issues
  • Unjust enrichment payments
  • Spectrum clearing and incumbent relocation
  • ORBIT Act (competitive bidding provision)

Please Note: While divisions have primary responsibility for the issues listed, they will often find it necessary to coordinate and collaborate on a number of issues as they have historically.

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