The FCC reports…
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau), in coordination with the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force and the Office of Economics and Analytics, announces the release of the preliminary list of census blocks and a map of areas that have been deemed initially eligible for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction (Auction 904). For illustrative purposes, we also release a list of the associated census block groups and reserve prices, and a list of the associated census tracts and reserve prices. The list of census blocks, census block groups, and census tracts can be found on the Auction 904 website at www.fcc.gov/auction/904. The map can be found at https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/auction-904-preliminary-eligible-areas.
As directed by the Commission, the Bureau is conducting a limited challenge process to give parties an opportunity to identify by April 10, 2020 census blocks that fall into one of the three following categories
- FCC Form 477 Filers.
- Subsidized Census Blocks.
- Rate-of-Return Carriers.