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The incentive auction participants

Tens of applicants successfully qualified to participate in the Broadcast Incentive Auction for a chance to buy spectrum for cellular communications. In order to prevent excessive spectrum accumulation by large nationwide providers the FCC created reserved spectrum blocks. Nationwide providers that already own more than 45 MHz of low band (below 1GHz) spectrum in an area are not eligible to bid on the reserved spectrum in that area. All other bidders listed below are eligible.

Nationwide service providers:
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
Medium and large bidders with annual attributable revenue greater than $50 million excluding rural service providers:
Speculators (bidders and license owners Spectrum Gateway does not expect to construct a wireless network):