PALs Auction (Auction 105) Deadlines Pushed Back Due to Pandemic

Today, the Office of Economics and Analytics and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or the “Commission”) announced that it will postpone the auction of Priority Access Licenses (“PALs”) for the 3550-3650 MHz band (“Auction 105”) until July 23, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Accordingly, all other dates and deadlines related to Auction 105 have been postponed.  Please note that the Short-Form Application Filing window now opens on April 23, 2020.  The chart below lists the revised dates and deadlines announced in today’s Public Notice:

Auction 105 *Revised* Dates and Deadlines
Date
Action
April 23, 2020
[12:00 PM ET]
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Filing Window Opens
May 7, 2020
[6:00 PM ET]
Short-Form Application (FCC Form 175) Filing Window Deadline
June 19, 2020
[6:00 PM ET]
Upfront Payments (via wire transfer) and FCC Remittance Advice Form (FCC Form 159)
No later than July 9, 2020
Bidding Tutorial Available (via Internet)
By July 15, 2020
[12:00 PM ET]
Auction Registration Materials
July 20, 2020
Mock Auction
July 23, 2020
Bidding Begins in Auction 105

Herman & Whiteaker will continue to monitor the proceeding and provide updates on the latest developments.  As always, if you have any questions, or would like assistance with the process, please contact Clare L. Andonov (candonov@hermanwhiteaker.com), Dee Herman (dee@hermanwhiteaker.com), or Greg Whiteaker (greg@hermanwhiteaker.com) as the firm is open for regular business while we work remotely.  Stay healthy and safe, everyone!