Where is there excess GAA Spectrum? September 14, 2020 17:00

With the completion of the CBRS auction, there were 2006 PAL licenses that were not purchased.  In a typical auction, the unpurchased licenses continue to be held by the FCC until they schedule another auction.  With the CBRS spectrum, these licenses become part of the General Authorized Access (GAA) pool in each county.  We have updated our  Mobile Carrier - Spectrum Ownership Analysis Tool, to reflect the auction results and we also show the total spectrum available for GAA in each county.  In our Spectrum Grid modules you can see that the GAA spectrum in Putnam County, NY includes all but 20 MHz of the 150 MHz available.  
From a national level, the counties that have more than the minimum amount of GAA spectrum (80 MHz) are shown in the map below.