11.30.17 Rural Coalition Letter Addresses the Complexity of CAF Phase II Auction Procedure, WC 10-90
In re Connect America Fund, WC Docket 10-90
On November 30, 2017, the Rural Coalition met with Thomas Parisi, Michael Janson, Chelsea Fallon, and Alexander Minard of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“Commission”) Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force; and Martha Stancill and Margaret Wiener of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.
In the meeting the Rural Coalition discussed its concerns that the complexity of the Connect America Fund (“CAF”) Phase II Auction could deter participation by smaller providers. In particular, it reiterated concerns that package bidding not only increases the complexity of the Auction but may favor larger providers.