FCC Expected to Announce Bidders for Spectrum Shortly

Updated March 11, 12:13pm – Within the next week or so, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce the names of wireless carriers bidding for spectrum in the incentive auction, two sector bankers told CTFN.

The announcement will “probably” be made next week, according to the first banker, who said that the agency has not set the exact date.

The FCC did not return phone calls requesting comment.

The auction of 600-megahertz spectrum is slated to begin on March 29, when television broadcasters submit initial

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Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen joined CTFN in August of 2015. Sarah is a New Jersey-based telecom and technology M&A reporter whose work has appeared in Forbes, TheStreet, FT.com, and many other publications including Mergermarket, where she worked for 10 years. Sarah has covered Yahoo, the data center space, new and incumbent telecoms, FCC matters, and CFIUS for CTFN. She has an MA in communications from Bowling Green State University and BA in English from the University of New Hampshire.

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