Public Notice released on the morning of October 25, the FCC
has set the clearing target for Stage 3 of the Incentive Auction at
108 MHz. There had been speculation that the FCC would
leapfrog the 108 MHz clearing target and head straight for an 84
MHz clearing target, which is where many observers believe the
"sweet spot" for the auction will ultimately be found.
The Public Notice also announced that reverse auction bidding in
the clock rounds of Stage 3 will begin on Tuesday, November 1,
2016, at 10 a.m. ET.
The schedule for Stage 3 reverse auction clock rounds is as
Bidding Round 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
November 2 - 4:
Bidding Round 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
Bidding Round 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Starting November 7, 2016, and continuing until further
Bidding Round 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
Bidding Round 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Bidding Round 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
According to the Public Notice, there will be no bidding on
Friday, November 11, 2016 (it is Veterans Day, which is a federal
holiday). Bidding will resume on Monday, November 14, 2016, using
the above three-round schedule until further notice.
Any bidder that had one or more stations with the status "Frozen
- Provisionally Winning" at the end of Stage 2 will be able to log
in to the Reverse Auction Bidding System for Stage 3 starting at
10:00 a.m. ET on October 26, 2016.
here for a copy of the FCC Public Notice.