FCC Names Final Set of Reverse Low-Band TV Auction Bidders

Posted by at 9:35 am on July 15, 2016

FCC LogoThe FCC¬†(pdf) today published a list of the 62 bidders who’ve made upfront payments and qualified to bid in the reverse auction for low-band TV¬†spectrum.

As expected, the list contains familiar names, such as AT&T, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless. A significant number of small companies plan to bid, as well, such as Alaska Wireless and Cellular South.

Collectively, bidders will need to cough up more than $86 billion to purchase the 126 MHz of 600 MHz airwaves up for auction. The forward portion of the auction begins August 16.

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