More than half of the bidders in the Incentive Auction are RWA and/or NTCA members or affiliates. Both RWA and NTCA will be holding events in September, and are concerned that the Incentive Auction bidding schedule may: (1) put a damper on those events; or (2) put bidders at risk of losing bidding eligibility if they encounter a travel or technical glitch and are unable to bid.

To try to alleviate this situation, RWA has drafted a joint request with NTCA asking the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to suspend Incentive Auction bidding during the Rural Wireless Summit and NTCA’s Fall Conference/RWA’s Annual Meeting. If the Bureau declines to suspend bidding altogether, the Associations request that the Bureau hold one bidding round per day rather than two or more.

Download the Joint Request