When the agency announced (PDF) the auction’s conclusion last month, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said it was a key part of the commission’s 5G FAST Plan and its “ongoing push to make more mid-band spectrum available for 5G. ” In all, the auction reached $4. 6 billion in winning bids, not just from Verizon and Dish, but also from a number of cable operators.
In its announcement, the commission has revealed that Verizon placed $1. 89 billion in winning bids, followed by Dish Network (under the name Wetterhorn Wireless) with total winning bids worth $912 million.
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