[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 197 (Thursday, October 10, 2002)]
[Pages 63095-63096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-25766]



[Report No. AUC-02-46-E (Auction No. 46); DA 02-2395]

1670-1675 MHz Band Auction (Auction No. 46) Postponed Until April 
30, 2003

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This document announces that the start of the upcoming auction 
of one nationwide 5 megahertz license in the 1670-1675 MHz band 
(``Auction No. 46''), scheduled for October 30, 2002, is postponed 
until April 30, 2003. This postponement is necessary to provide 
additional time for bidder preparation and planning.

DATES: Auction No. 46 is scheduled for April 30, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francis Gutierrez, Auction and 
Industry Analysis Division, Legal Branch at (202)

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418-0660 or Lisa Stover, Auction and Industry Analysis Division at 
(717) 338-2888.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of a Public Notice 
released by the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau on September 25, 
2002. The complete text of the Public Notice is available for public 
inspection and copying during regular business hours at the FCC 
Reference Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room 
CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554. The September 25, 2002 Public Notice may 
also be purchased from the Commission's duplicating contractor, Qualex 
International, Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, 
Washington, DC,, 20554, telephone 202-863-2893, facsimile 202-863-2898, 
or via e-mail [email protected].
    1. On September 13, 2002, ArrayComm, Inc. (``ArrayComm'') submitted 
a letter to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau requesting a six-
month postponement of Auction No. 46. Later that day, the Bureau 
released a Public Notice, 67 FR 61104 (September 27, 2002), seeking 
comment on ArrayComm's request. The Bureau received five comments in 
response to the Public Notice. Four commenters support or do not oppose 
a postponement of this auction, while one opposes any delay. Based on 
the record of comments received by the Bureau, and pursuant to 
authority delegated by sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission's 
rules, 47 CFR 0.131, 0.331, the Bureau postpones Auction No. 46 to 
provide additional time for bidder preparation and planning.
    2. Because the short-form application filing window has opened, any 
short-form applications to participate in Auction No. 46 that are in 
the system will be deemed ineffective and purged from the system. The 
new filing window for short-form applications to participate in Auction 
No. 46 will open on March 18, 2003. The new schedule for Auction No. 46 
is as follows:
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175)
Filing Window Opens--March 18, 2003
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Deadline--March 25, 2003, at 6 
p.m. ET
Upfront Payments Deadline--April 11, 2003, at 6 p.m. ET
Mock Auction--April 25, 2003
Auction Begins--April 30, 2003

Federal Communications Commission.
Margaret Wiener,
Chief, Auctions & Industry Analysis Division, WTB.
[FR Doc. 02-25766 Filed 10-9-02; 8:45 am]