Auction 106 Dates, Procedures and Filing Freeze Announced

Posted on December 31st, 2019 by

The FCC has issued two public notices announcing the final procedures and deadlines for the auction of 130 new FM permits in Auction 106, and an associated freeze.

Per this Public Notice, the Auction Tutorial will be available via Internet by January 22, 2020, and the Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Filing Window Opens January 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (ET) and closes February 11, 2020, 6:00 p.m. ET. Upfront Payments (via wire transfer) are due no later than March 20, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. ET. The FCC will hold a mock auction for qualified participants on April 24, 2020, and the auction will begin on April 28, 2020.

According to this Public Notice, during the Form 175 filing window, no FM commercial or noncommercial educational minor change applications will be accepted. So, if you were planning one of those, get it on file before January 29.