PROCESS ALERT FOR
AUCTION ELIGIBLE CLASS A's
WORKSHOP ON REVERSE AUCTION
DA 15-1225 Released: October 28, 2015
THE INCENTIVE AUCTION TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES DATE FOR WORKSHOP ON REVERSE AUCTION APPLICATION PROCESS
On October 15, 2015, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released the Auction 1000 Application Procedures Public Notice1 for the Broadcast Incentive Auction scheduled to begin on March 29, 2016.
The Auction 1000 Application Procedures Public Notice provides detailed information, instructions, and deadlines for filing applications for the reverse and forward auctions (Auctions 1001 and 1002, respectively). Additional instructions related to the electronic filing procedures for the reverse auction will be provided in a separate public notice to be released prior to November 17, 2015.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force, in conjunction with the Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus, will host a public workshop on the reverse auction application process. Specific topics to be covered include a review of the pre-auction process and guidance on how to complete and submit the Form 177, including an overview of ownership requirements, channel sharing agreements, and the red light rule.
We remind potential auction participants that the period for filing an application to participate in the reverse portion of the Broadcast Incentive Auction will begin at noon on December 1, 2015, and close on December 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Applications must be submitted prior to the close of the filing period.