FCC Provides Forward Auction Timing Guidance to Participants; Totals Auction Expenditures


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has provided guidance to Forward Incentive Auction bidders, stating that Stage 2 of the Forward Auction will begin four days after the close of Stage 2 of the Reverse Auction. Stage 2 of the Reverse Auction is expected to conclude soon. The FCC reminded forward auction bidders to closely monitor its public reporting system, where it makes important auction announcements.

Also, the FCC recently released information on auction expenditures for fiscal year 2015, which ended September 30, 2015. The agency spent $100.8 million in auction expenditures. The majority of this amount was spent on agency personnel.

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