January 19, 2022 Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up

Good afternoon from Washington, DC!  Below you will find this week’s Weekly Wireless Wrap-Up, your update on the wireless telecommunications regulatory landscape, important wireless decisions, and more!  Of note this week, the FCC announced the winning bidders for Auction 110.  Here’s your wrap-up:

FCC:

  • Last Friday, the Office of Economic Analysis and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a Public Notice (“Notice”) that announced the winning bidders for Auction 110, which auctioned new flexible-use licenses in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band. The auction closed on January 4, 2022, and raised a total of $22,418,284,236 in net bids and $22,513,601,811 in gross bids, with 23 bidders winning a total of 4,041 licenses.  For more information and to view a copy of the Public Notice, see our post here.
  • Also last Friday, the FCC announced that it had voted to adopt a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Affordable Connectivity Program. The final version of the Report and Order has not yet been released, but the draft document can be found here.  The FCC’s Press Release on the adoption can be found here.
  • Finally, as a reminder, FCC Form 499-Q and supporting documentation are due on Tuesday February 1, 2022. Carriers must provide revenue information for October 1 through December 31, 2021, and projections for April 1 through June 30, 2022.  For more information, see our post here.

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