OPPORTIJNITIES NOW ENTERPRISES (O.N.E.) INC.
8303 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #201
San Diego, CA 92111-1326
Tel 619 576--9331 Fax 619 576-6309
January 23, 1995
Office ofthe Secretary
Federal Commtmications Commission
Washington D.C. 20554
DOCKET FILE COpy ORIGINAL
On December 23, 1994, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), requested
comments on auction ofF block licenses.
a.N.E. Inc. recommends that the FCC combine the F block licenses with the D and E block
licenses. By conducting one auction for all 10 MHz licenses, the FCC would create important
efficiency advantages for bidders and achieve administrative and cost savings. More
importantly, Designated Entities will be on an equal time line for start up and deployment of
their businesses with all other 10 MHz licenses. If all 10 MHz licenses are auctioned together,
Designated Entities have the opportunity to bid on blocks D,E & F simultaneously thereby
able to assemble licenses with 10, 20 or 30 MHz capacity more economically.
o.N.E. Inc. recommends that the FCC extend installment financing for eligible entities to the
D and E blocks. By extending installment financing for eligible entities to Dand E blocks,
Designated Entities would have more creative options to aggregate PeS license combinations
(10, 20 or 30 MHz) for more diverse business opportunities as well as affording Designated
Entities a second opportunity to obtain a 30 MHz system. With this action, the FCC would
finther carry out the intent of Congress by increasing the opportunities for small, rural,
women and minority controlled businesses to participate in PCS.
o.N.E. Inc. finther recommends that certain modifications be made to the collusion rules to
allow bidders in such an auction to enter into joint bidding arrangements and engage in
discussions with other bidders who have applied for licenses in the same geographic markets.
This rule modification would facilitate joint venturing, consortium, partnering, or other joint
bidding arrangements thereby increasing the flexibility and opportunities for Designated
Entities to compete by combining their resources with other bidders.The upfront payment
requirements for eligible entities should be extended to D and E block licenses to provide
flexibility to switch between licenses in the D, E and F blocks.
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