Wavelength's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Bids in Default Announced

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB or Bureau) and the Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) announced that Wavelength LLC, a Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF or Auction 904) long-form applicant, has defaulted. The Bureau has concluded its review of Wavelength’s long-form application in Arizona. The Bureau has determined that, based on the totality of the long-form application and its inadequate responses to the Bureau’s follow-up questions, Wavelength has failed to demonstrate that it is financially qualified to receive support to meet its RDOF program obligations in the areas where it has winning bids in Arizona. A defaulter is subject to a base forfeiture per violation of $3,000. A violation is defined as any form of default with respect to the census block group. In other words, there shall be separate violations for each census block group assigned in a bid. So that this base forfeiture amount is not disproportionate to the amount of a winning bidder’s bid, the FCC  has limited the total base forfeiture to 15% of the bidder’s total assigned support for the bid for the support term. 

Wavelength's RDOF Bids in Default Announced