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DA 00-49
January 12, 2000


Notice of Auction Scheduled for
July 26, 2000

By this Public Notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau ("Bureau") announces an auction of C and F block broadband Personal Communications Services ("PCS") licenses to begin on July 26, 2000. The auction will include licenses for operation on frequencies as to which previous licenses have cancelled or otherwise have been returned to the Commission. A preliminary list of licenses available for auction is included at Attachment A. Additional licenses may be added to this inventory by public notice.

For clarification, licenses for operation on frequencies as to which previous licenses have cancelled, identified in Attachment A, are available for auction under the automatic cancellation provisions of 47 C.F.R. § 1.2110(f)(4)(iii) - (iv). The previous licensees were participating in the Commission’s installment payment plan and were more than 90 days delinquent for the July 31, 1998 resumption payment. See also Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal Communications Services (PCS) Licensees, Order on Reconsideration of the Second Report and Order, 13 FCC Rcd. 8345 (1998); Amendment of Part 1 of the Commission’s Rules – Competitive Bidding Procedures, Third Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making, 13 FCC Rcd. 374 (1997), errata, 13 FCC Rcd. 4621 (WTB 1998) and 13 FCC Rcd. 10274 (WTB 1998).

Future public notices will seek comment on specific terms and conditions for this auction, include a schedule of pre-auction events and deadlines, and may include due diligence information concerning proceedings and other matters related to previously issued licenses for this spectrum.

Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0654.

Wireless Telecommunications Bureau: Mark Bollinger, Deputy Division Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0660.

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