FCC Releases Preliminary List and Map of Eligible Areas for RDOF Phase I
FCC Conducts Limited Challenge Process With April 10, 2020 Deadline
Today the Wireline Competition Bureau (“Bureau”) of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released the preliminary list of census blocks and a map of areas that have been deemed initially eligible for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (“RDOF”) Phase I auction (Auction 904). The list of census blocks, associated census block groups and census tracts can be accessed at this FCC link: https://www.fcc.gov/auction/904. The map can be accessed at this FCC link: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/auction-904-preliminary-eligible-areas/.
The Bureau is conducting a limited challenge process that will provide parties with an opportunity to identify census blocks that fall into one of three categories by April 10, 2020:
The Bureau will release the final list of eligible blocks prior to the short-form application deadline, after taking into consideration comments received in the above three categories.
We encourage you to review the initially eligible areas to determine if your company needs to submit a challenge, as well as to assess potential areas of interest for participating in the RDOF Phase I auction. If you would like to learn more about participating in the RDOF auction, please contact Robin Tuttle, [email protected], Clare Andonov, [email protected], or Dee Herman, [email protected].