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This is a summary of the
1. In the
2. These files do not change the set of eligible census blocks or biddable items. The only changes made are to the road miles listed for certain of the eligible census blocks and their associated biddable items. Comparing the recalculated road miles released today to the previously-released data, the Bureaus note that: (1) More than 80% of the biddable items have either no change in road miles or a change of less than 1 mile; and (2) Fewer than 200 of the more than 14,000 biddable items have changes of at least 1 road mile and more than 25% of the previous total road miles.
3. The Bureaus recently became aware of some anomalies in the calculated
4. Based on the Bureaus' review, they have determined that the overstatement resulted from an error in processing the relevant census data files relating to road miles. By way of background, as stated in the
5. The Bureaus' review also indicated that, based on the different ways in which various software treats fractions, the Bureaus could improve the consistency of their data by standardizing their rounding procedures. So the Bureaus now round all road mile numbers to hundredths of miles (two decimal places). As a result, the road mile figures in some cases may be slightly different than the previously-released data due to the new rounding procedures.
6. The Bureaus also reschedule the upcoming mock auction for Auction 901. The mock auction, initially scheduled for September 25, 2012, will instead take place on September 21, 2012. The mock auction will enable qualified bidders to become familiar with the FCC Auction System and to practice submitting bids. Auction 901 will proceed as scheduled on
Thursday, September 27, 2012. Consistent with its usual practice, the Commission intends to announce qualified bidders and distribute registration materials by overnight mail approximately ten days before the auction. All other previously-announced auction procedures and requirements remain the same.
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