FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 19, Pages 14991 to 15893, October 24 - November 10, 2011 Page: 15,006
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revenues of not more than $15 million for the preceding three calendar years." These small business size
standards, in the context of broadband PCS auctions, have been approved by the SBA." No small
businesses within the SBA-approved small business size standards bid successfully for licenses in Blocks
A and B. There were 90 winning bidders that claimed small business status in the first two C-Block
auctions. A total of 93 bidders that claimed small business status won approximately 40 percent of the
1,479 licenses in the first auction for the D, E, and F Blocks.' On April 15, 1999, the Commission
completed the re-auction of 347 C-, D-, E-, and F-Block licenses in Auction No. 22.3" Of the 57 winning
bidders in that auction, 48 claimed small business status and won 277 licenses.
13. On January 26, 2001, the Commission completed the auction of 422 C and F Block
Broadband PCS licenses in Auction No. 35. Of the 35 winning bidders in that auction, 29 claimed small
business status. " Subsequent events concerning Auction 35, including judicial and agency
determinations, resulted in a total of 163 C and F Block licenses being available for grant. On February
15, 2005, the Commission completed an auction of 242 C-, D-, E-, and F-Block licenses in Auction No.
58. Of the 24 winning bidders in that auction, 16 claimed small business status and won 156 licenses."
On May 21, 2007, the Commission completed an auction of 33 licenses in the A, C, and F Blocks in
Auction No. 71.;h Of the 12 winning bidders in that auction, five claimed small business status and won
18 licenses." On August 20, 2008, the Commission completed the auction of 20 C-, D-, E-, and F-Block
Broadband PCS licenses in Auction No. 78.; Of the eight winning bidders for Broadband PCS licenses
in that auction, six claimed small business status and won 14 licenses.9
14. Specialized Mobile Radio. The Commission awards "small entity" bidding credits in
auctions for Specialized Mobile Radio (SMR) geographic area licenses in the 800 MHz and 900 MHz
bands to firms that had revenues of no more than $15 million in each of the three previous calendar
years." The Commission awards "very small entity" bidding credits to firms that had revenues of no
' See PCS Report and Order, I I1 FCC Red at 7852, para. 60.
31 See Letter to Amy Zoslov, Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, from Aida Alvarez, Administrator, Small Business Administration,
dated December 2, 1998.
32 See Broadband PCS, D, E and F Block Auction Closes, Public Notice, Doc. No. 89838 (rel. Jan. 14, 1997).
3 See C. D. E. and F Block Broadband PCS Auction Clos.es, Public Notice, 14 FCC Rcd 6688 (WTB 1999). Before
Auction No. 22, the Commission established a very small standard for the C Block to match the standard used for F
Block. Amendment of the Comntssion Rules Regarding Installment Payment Financing for Personal
Communications Services (PC'S) Licensees. WT Docket No. 97-82, Fourth Report and Order, 13 FCC Red 15743,
15768, para. 46 (1998).
34 See C and F Block Broadband PCS Auction Closes. Winning Bidders Announced. Public Notice, 16 FCC Red
35 See Broadband PC'S Spectrum Auction ('loses. linn1 g BuIhders' .Ainnotuncel for ilAuction No. 58, Public Notice, 20
FCC Red 3703 (2005).
SSee Aucuton of Broadband PCS Spectrum Licenses ('loses: Winning Bicldder" Announced for Auction No. 71,
Public Notice, 22 FCC Red 9247 (2007).
SSee Auction of AW'S- 1 and Broadband PCS Licen.es (loes: WinmIng Bikders ..lnounced for Auction 78, Public
Notice, 23 FCC Red 12749 (WTB 2008).
4 47 C.F.R. 90.814(b)(l).
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