The Incentive Auction Task Force and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau announce the availability of educational materials regarding incentive auction data files for both the reverse auction (Auction 1001) and forward auction (Auction 1002), and the immediate post-auction process for the forward auction. Specifically, the FCC has posted to the Auction 1001 and Auction 1002 websites a document specifying the formats of the results files for each auction and other files that will be publicly available after release of the Incentive Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice. In addition, the FCC has posted to the Auction 1002 website a forward auction post-auction online tutorial.
Auction Data File Formats.The file formats document describes results files and other files that will be available in the FCC Public Reporting System (PRS). The document provides, for each data file, an overall description of the file, the data fields that are included (with definitions of the data elements in each field), the data type, examples, and notes. The file formats document is available under the “Data” section of the Auction 1001 and Auction 1002 websites (www.fcc.gov/auctions/1001 and www.fcc.gov/auctions/1002 ). The data files themselves will become available shortly after the Incentive Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice is released.
Additional files related to the post -auction television transition will be released with the Incentive Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice. The file format specifications of those files will also be released at that time.
Forward Auction Post -Auction Online Tutorial. The online tutorial for the immediate post-auction process is designed t o help forward auction bidders familiarize themselves with the steps that will follow the conclusion of the auction. The tutorial provides a timeline of the immediate post-auction