09.15.17 NTCA, WISPA and ACA submit Ex Parte Letter to FCC Commissioners on CAF II Reverse Auction Bidding Procedures, AU 17-182, WC 10-90
Comment Sought on Competitive Bidding Procedures and Certain Program Requirements for the Connect America Fund Phase II Auction (Auction 903), AU Docket No. 17-182 & WC Docket No. 10-90 (rel. Aug. 4, 2017) (“Public Notice”)
NTCA, WISPA and ACA each plan to submit its own comments in response to the Public Notice; however, they sought to emphasize their view that the auction design and associated proposals in the Public Notice, especially when taken in aggregate, are so inordinately complex that they will deter many potential bidders from participating. The letter submitted encourages the Commission, for the reason explained therein, to simplify the auction design and procedure.