FCC Adopts C-Band Auction Bidding Procedures


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has adopted its bidding procedures for its December C-Band auction (Auction 107) of 280 MHz of spectrum for 5G deployment and other advanced wireless services.  Bidding in Auction 107 will begin on December 8, 2020.  The adopted bidding procedures outline the following: (1) the clock and assignment phases of the auction; (2) an assignment phase in which winning bidders will be assigned both interim and final contiguous frequency-specific license assignments; and (3) the upfront payment and minimum opening bid amounts for bidding on licenses as well as bidding credit caps for rural service providers and small businesses.

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