FCC Gears Up for Incentive Auction-Heavy Open Meeting

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The Federal Communications Commission will hold its next Open Meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:30 am. The Commission is expected to consider several items, including three related to the Broadcast Incentive Auction:

  • Broadcast Incentive Auction Comment Public Notice: The Commission will take the next step to commencing the Incentive Auction in the first quarter of 2016 by considering the Procedures Public Notice. The Public Notice establishes and provides information on final procedures for setting the initial spectrum clearing target, qualifying to bid, and bidding in the reverse and forward auctions.
  • Mobile Spectrum Holdings: The Commission will consider an Order on Reconsideration addressing petitions for reconsideration of certain aspects of the Mobile Spectrum Holdings Report and Order, including implementation of the spectrum reserve in the Broadcast Incentive Auction.
  • Competitive Bidding: The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, Third Order on Reconsideration and a Third Report and Order that provides meaningful opportunities for small businesses, rural telephone companies, and businesses owned by members of minority groups and women to participate in the provision of spectrum-based services, and also strengthens the Commission’s rules to protect against unjust enrichment to ineligible entities.
  • Enforcement Bureau: The Commission will consider an Enforcement Bureau item.

Interested parties can stream the Open Meeting online at: www.fcc.gov/live.

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