iv. Project Construction Schedule/Specifications
164. Applicants are required to provide in their long-form application a "Project Description" attachment for each winning bid with a detailed project description that describes the network, identifies the proposed technology, demonstrates that the project is technically feasible, discloses the complete project budget, and describes each specific phase of the project, e.g., network design, construction, deployment, and maintenance, as those details pertain to each winning bid. Applicants are urged to include an initial summary paragraph in layman's terms that describes the project for each winning bid. A complete project schedule, including timelines, milestones, and costs, also must be provided in detail for each winning bid. Milestones should include the start and end date for network design, start and end date for drafting and posting requests for proposal (RFPs), start and end date for selecting vendors and negotiating contracts, start date for commencing construction and end date for completing construction, and the dates by which the applicant will meet applicable requirements to receive the installments of
165. Applicants will indicate for each winning bid whether the supported network will provide 3G mobile service within the period prescribed by 47 CFR 54.1006(a) or 4G mobile service within the period prescribed by 47 CFR 54.1006(b). The description of the proposed technology should include information on whether the network will qualify as either a 3G or 4G network.
v. Spectrum Access
166. Applicants are required to provide a description of the spectrum access that the applicant will use to meet its obligations in areas for which it is the winning bidder, including whether the applicant currently holds a license for, leases, or otherwise has contracted for access to the spectrum consistent with Commission rules. The description should identify the license applicable to the spectrum to be accessed. The description of the license must include the type of service (e.g., AWS, 700 MHz, BRS, PCS), the particular frequency bands, and the call sign. If the licensee is a different party than the applicant, the licensee name and the relationship and type of agreement between the applicant and the licensee that provides the applicant with the required access should be described. If the applicant is leasing spectrum, the lease number should be provided along with the license information. An applicant must provide this required information relating to spectrum access in an attachment to the long-form application that is designated as a "Spectrum Access" attachment.
167. Applicants must also certify that the description of the spectrum access is accurate and that the applicant will retain such access for at least five years after the date on which it is authorized to receive support. Applications will be reviewed to assess the reasonableness of the certification.
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