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    U.S. CELLULAR FILES COMMENTS OPPOSING PACKAGE BIDDING IN CONNECT AMERICA FUND PHASE II AUCTION

    On behalf of United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), LLGS filed COMMENTS with the FCC in a proceeding addressing competitive bidding procedures for Auction 903 (the CAF-II reverse auction). U.S. Cellular opposed the FCC’s proposal to include a package bidding option in the auction, demonstrating that such an option would provide an unfair advantage to large bidders, would make it difficult for small rural wireline and wireless carriers to compete for funding in the auction, and would introduce substantial bidding complexities that small carriers would lack the resources to navigate. U.S. Cellular also argued that, if the FCC does adopt a package bidding option, it should not apply on a statewide basis (as proposed by the FCC), but instead the scope of package bidding should be limited to counties.

     

    LLGS Contacts: DAVID LAFURIA and JOHN CIMKO