auction-block-150x140The FCC has released two additional items to guide broadcasters through the process of applying to participate in the reverse auction.

  • First, the Commission released the Application Instructions that accompany FCC Form 177, the reverse auction application.  You can view screenshots of the application here.   In addition to the application itself, there is also: (1) a form for channel sharing hosts to submit their certifications; and (2) a form with additional certifications for Class A channel sharing hosts.
  • Second, the FCC has launched an interactive tutorial to walk potential applicants through the application process.

As a reminder, the FCC will begin accepting reverse auction applications at Noon ET on December 8, 2015.  Broadcasters must submit their applications by 6:00 p.m. ET on January 12, 2016 to be eligible to participate in the auction.

Update: This post was updated on 11/21 to reflect the approval by the Office of Management and Budget of the proposed Form 177.

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