The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced winning bidders in the 2.5 GHz band auction (Auction 108) that started on July 29.
In total, 7,872 of the 8,017 offered county-based licenses, or 98 percent of the total inventory, have been sold.
The five bidders with the largest total gross winning bid amounts were as follows:
|Bidder||Total Gross Winning Bids|
|Evergy Kansas Central||$12,744,400|
|Cellular South Licenses||$11,861,300|
The five bidders winning the largest number of licenses were as follows:
|Bidder||Number of Licenses Won|
|North American Catholic Educational Programming Foundation||107|
|Evergy Kansas Central||54|
|LICT Wireless Broadband Company||46|
|Broadband One of the Midwest||42|
Most of the available spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band is located in rural areas.
There are 63 winning bidders, 77 percent of which qualified as small businesses or as entities serving rural communities, which will support the introduction of innovative new wireless services in their local communities. Auction 108 raised gross proceeds exceeding $427 million.