GN Docket No. 12-268: Expanding the Economic and Innovation Opportunities of Spectrum Through Incentive Auctions and GN Docket No. 13-185: Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz Bands
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, an ex parte was filed by the Competitive Carriers Association (“CCA”), NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (“NTCA”), the Rural Wireless Association, Inc. (“RWA”), and the law firm of Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP (“Blooston Rural Carriers”) (together “PEA Coalition” or “Coalition”) to provide the Commission staff with a description of the Coalition’s methodology in crafting its Joint Proposal. The Coalition had filed on March 11, 2014 a joint geographic license area proposal (“Joint Proposal”) for use in the upcoming 600 MHz auction that divides the United States and its territories into 416 Partial Economic Areas (“PEAs”).