$I ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/112696... “With respect to the FCC’s announced plans to publicly auction the spectrum, Verizon urged that the auction be conducted (and the spectrum repurposed) in the same timeframe as would have occurred with a private auction: an auction as early as possible in 2020 and clearing within the 18-36 month clearing timeframes expressed in the record. To meet that timeline, Verizon proposed that the FCC conduct a straightforward, conventional auction applying procedures generally consistent with those used for Auction 102 (24 GHz band) given that potential bidders are familiar with that format and the FCC could administer it easily. We also discussed the process for clearing incumbent operations from the lower 300 megahertz of the C-band (280 megahertz for 5G and 20 megahertz for guard-band). In doing so, we emphasized that the Commission should identify appropriate incentives for clearing and penalties for failing to meet its benchmarks and deadlines.“
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