Preparations for November AWS-3 Auction Continue

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The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC or Commission) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has released a Public Notice announcing the filing requirements, reserve prices, minimum opening bids, and other procedures for the AWS (advanced wireless services)-3 auction scheduled to begin November 13, 2014.  Short-form applications for the AWS-3 auction (designated as Auction 97) are due September 12, 2014.  The bureau adopted its proposed reserve prices of $10.07 billion for the 1755-1780 megahertz and 2155-2180 MHz bands and about $580 million for the 1695-1710 MHz band.  In preparation for the auction, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Commission have also jointly released a Public Notice detailing required procedures to coordinate spectrum usage with federal incumbents, and NTIA released a series of federal agency transition plans for the AWS-3 band.

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