[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 233 (Friday, December 4, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67068-67069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-32280]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[Report No. AUC-98-21-D (Auction No. 21); DA 98-2394]


Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announces Revised Pre-Auction 
Deadlines and Provides 902-928 MHz Band Deployment and Technical 
Information Compiled by the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: By public notice dated November 10, 1998, the Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau (``Bureau'') postponed the commencement of 
the Location and Monitoring Service (``LMS'') auction to give potential 
bidders a reasonable opportunity to consider deployment and technical 
information compiled by the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration (``NTIA'') regarding government primary users occupying 
the 902-928 MHz band. By this public notice, the Bureau makes the 
information compiled by NTIA available to the public. In addition, the 
Bureau announces revised pre-auction deadlines for the auction of 528 
multilateration LMS licenses.

DATES: Commencement of the Location and Monitoring Service auction is 
scheduled for February 23, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Burnley, Auctions and Industry 
Analysis Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at (202) 418-
0660; Kathryn Garland, Operations at (717) 338-2801; Bob Reagle, 
Operations at (202) 418-0660.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of a Public 
Notice released by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau on November 
25, 1998. The complete text of this Public Notice, including the 
deployment and technical information compiled by NTIA, is available in 
its entirety for inspection and copying during normal business hours in 
the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Reference Center, 2025 M Street, 
N.W., Room 5608, Washington, D.C., 20554, and also may be retrieved 
from the FCC World Wide Web Auctions site at http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/
auctions.

Synopsis of the Public Notice

    1. By public notice, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau 
(``Bureau'') postponed the commencement of the Location and Monitoring 
Service (``LMS'') auction to give potential bidders a reasonable 
opportunity to consider deployment and technical information compiled 
by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(``NTIA'') regarding government primary users occupying the 902-928 MHz 
band. See ``Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Postpones December 15, 
1998 Auction Date for 528 Multilateration Location and Monitoring 
Service Licenses; Commencement of the Auction Postponed to February 23, 
1999,'' Public Notice, DA 98-2246 (rel. November 10, 1998), 63 FR 
63,730 (November 16, 1998) (``LMS Postponement Public Notice'').
    2. Deployment and technical information compiled by NTIA is now 
available. In addition, the window for filing the FCC Form 175 is now 
open and will remain open until 5:30 p.m. ET on January 25, 1999. All 
previously filed electronic applications will remain intact.
    The critical dates for pre-auction milestones for the LMS auction 
have been rescheduled. The following are rescheduled dates of pre-
auction milestones:
     January 25, 1999: FCC Form 175 Due by 5:30 p.m. ET.
     February 8, 1999: Upfront Payments Due to Mellon Bank.
     February 9, 1999: Remote Bidding Software Order Deadline.
     February 19, 1999: Mock Auction.
     February 23, 1999: Auction No. 21 Commences.
    Those wishing to participate in the auction must: (1) submit a 
short form application (FCC Form 175) by 5:30 p.m. ET on January 25, 
1999; (2) submit a sufficient upfront payment and an FCC Remittance 
Advice Form (FCC Form 159) by 6:00 p.m. ET on February 8, 1999; and (3) 
comply with all

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provisions outlined in the Bidders Information Package.

Federal Communications Commission.
Amy Zoslov,
Chief, Auctions and Industry Analysis Division, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau.
[FR Doc. 98-32280 Filed 12-3-98; 8:45 am]
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