FCC: 84 MHz is Reserve, Not Projection

Officials Say Clearing Target is Floor, Not Ceiling

FCC Officials clarified Monday (Dec. 15) that the 84 MHz spectrum/1.25 per pop clearing target in the just-issued public notice on the incentive auction rules is a proposed minimum reserve for a successful auction, not a projection of how much spectrum the FCC expects to clear in the  auction.

According to officials speaking on background, suggestions that those targets were a change from the Greenhill report's $1.50 per pop and 126 MHz numbers was not correct. 

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