On February 24, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing the winning bidders in the C-Band Auction. Overall, 21 bidders won all 5,684 available licenses, net winning bids totaled $81,114,481,921, and gross winning bids totaled $81,168,677,645. The top three winning bidders by total gross winning bid were:
- Verizon (Cellco Partnership) – $45,454,843,197 for 3,511 licenses
- AT&T – $23,406,860,839 for 1,621 licenses
- T-Mobile – $9,336,125,147 for 142 licenses
Down payments are due on March 10, 2021 before 6:00 PM Eastern Time, and final payments are due on March 24, 2021 before 6:00 PM Eastern Time. Long form applications are due on March 10, 2021 before 6:00 PM Eastern Time. The anti-collusion rules prohibiting certain communications remain in effect until down payment deadline, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.
The FCC has also released a News Alert on the winning bidder announcement.
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