FCC to revise small-business auction rules

The FCC is expected to issue a new ruling addressing its previous changes to the designated entity bidding rules that effectively bar small businesses who win wireless licenses from selling out quickly or reselling or wholesaling more than 50 percent of their spectrum capacity to others. The move comes amid intense protests from small wireless firms, Alaska native entities and venture capital firms who argue the FCC's decision on April 25 puts more restrictions on small businesses, making it more difficult to secure financing for DEs. Several DE companies have threatened to sue the FCC if it didn't overturn major portions of the new rules. Two weeks ago, the commission delayed the advanced wireless services auction from June 29 to August 9 and pushed back different filing deadlines.

To read more about the FCC's expected revisions to the DE rules:
- check out this article from RCR Wireless News