The Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force and the Wireline Competition Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (collectively, “Bureaus”) announced in a Public Notice they will be hosting a webinar about the Mobility Fund Phase II Challenge Process, which seeks comment on detailed proposals for conducting the MF-II Challenge Process.

The webinar is scheduled for November 1, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, and will cover the following topics:

  • Proposed procedures for generating the initial map of areas eligible for MF-II support;
  • Proposed procedures for challenges, covering:
    • Requirements for provider-approved handsets;
    • Requirements for speed tests and response evidence;
    • How submitted challenge and response evidence is evaluated by the automated system validations; and
    • Information about accessing the challenge process portal.

Information on the webinar, including login and dial-in information, can be found here:  https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2017/11/mf-ii-challenge-process-webinar.  The webinar will be recorded as well.

The Bureaus also note that participating in the webinar is not a pre-requisite for participating in the proceeding or for applying to bid in the auction, although they strongly encourage applicants to view the event.

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