Chairman's Statement on Decision to Deny Bidding Credits
Via FCC Headlines
Aug 18, 2015
STATEMENT OF FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER ON THE DECISION TO DENY AUCTION 97 BIDDING CREDITS TO SNR WIRELESS AND NORTHSTAR WIRELESS
Washington, August 17, 2015
– Today, the Commission voted to deny Auction 97 bidding credits to SNR Wireless and Northstar Wireless.
The following statement can be attributed to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler:
“Small businesses require an on-ramp into the mobile marketplace to provide more choices for consumers. Our competitive bidding rules were designed to do just that – give bona fide small businesses an opportunity to acquire valuable spectrum. Today, our review of two winning bidders in the recent AWS-3 auction has concluded that they in fact are not eligible for bidding credits. I’m proud that our thorough, fact-based analysis ensures that bidding credits only go to the small businesses our rules aim to serve.”
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