FAQ: Is it OK to reach out to other MX applicants prior to the announcement of the 90-day window? I have heard of anti-collusion rules.

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Collusion rules normally apply to broadcast auctions when commercial applications are involved. As LPFM is non-commercial, there should not be any issues with reaching out to other applicants.

Please note that in the event of a tie-breaker, the FCC will send each applicant that is in the tie a letter to confidentially submit a choice of time slot. In that situation, you are PROHIBITED from colluding with the other applicants for the selection of a time slot but you are free to reach a universal settlement agreement with the other group(s). The latter is highly recommended as it will assure that the groups will have renewable licenses.

THIS ANSWER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS A RESULT OF THE OUTCOME OF MB DOCKET 19-3.

Topics: 
LPFM during the filing window
Answer Date: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015