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FCC completes C-band auction with record USD 80.9 billion in bids

Monday 18 January 2021 | 08:40 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission has completed the first round of the auction of the 3.7-3.98 GHz band, raising the most ever in a spectrum auction in the US. All 5,684 blocks on offer were acquired, with total bids of USD 80.9 billion, nearly twice the previous record for a FCC auction.

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Companies: AT&T / FCC / Verizon
Countries: United States
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