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FCC's H Block Spectrum Ends with $1.56B in Bids

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bobc74

Feb 28, 2014, 7:01 PM
Dish Network should win the auction is if there is a condition tacked on that they actually have to use the spectrum, not just warehouse it forever without using it (like they are doing with the spectrum they already have).
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crossedsignals

Mar 1, 2014, 12:04 PM
Included in the auction requirements issued by the FCC:

H Block Interim Buildout Requirement: Within four (4) years, a licensee shall provide
reliable signal coverage and offer service to at least forty (40) percent of the population in
each of its license areas.
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H Block Final Buildout Requirement: Within ten (10) years, a licensee shall provide
reliable signal coverage and offer service to at least seventy-five (75) percent of the
population in each of its license areas.

In addition, the Commission adopted the following penalties for failure to meet the
buildout benchmarks:
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Failure to Meet H Block Interim Buildout Requirement: Where a licensee fails to meet
the H Block Interim Buildout Requirement in its license ...
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Versed

Mar 2, 2014, 2:22 AM
Dish or whomever should win if they place the highest bid and follow through and meet condtions. Being deserving or I like this company is not an argument. Most if not all of the big four can bid to win, their parent corporations have the assets, wanting to bid for it, or not wanting to invest in the US market has no bearing. Softbank and DT (TMO's parent) can afford to bid at the same level as AT&T and Verizon.
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