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Auction 108 (2.5 GHz Band) inventory revised by FCC

By this Public Notice, the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) announce the availability of an updated “Attachment A” file listing the Auction 108 inventory, which reflects the removal of 19 licenses.

On March 21, 2022, the Commission released a public notice establishing the procedures to be used for Auction 108, along with a listing of all county and channel block combinations for approximately 8,000 new flexible-use geographic overlay licenses for unassigned spectrum in the 2.5 GHz (2496–2690 MHz) band. The Commission also made available a new mapping tool to help identify and view existing licenses and pending applications to assist applicants in conducting due diligence research regarding potential encumbrances in the band.

The inventory released on March 21, 2022, did not account for all canceled, terminated, or expired licenses that were granted waivers for late-filed renewals. Accordingly, the analysis that resulted in the March 21 inventory incorrectly reduced the geographic service area of certain active licenses because it assumed that those active licenses had their geographic service areas reduced by the canceled, expired, or terminated licenses. Upon further analysis, Commission staff found 19 instances where county/channel block combinations that had been listed in the March 21 inventory in fact had no unassigned spectrum.

CT Bureau

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