47 CFR 1.2102 - Eligibility of applications for competitive bidding.
(a) Mutually exclusive initial applications are subject to competitive bidding.
(b) The following types of license applications are not subject to competitive bidding procedures:
(1) Public safety radio services, including private internal radio services used by state and local governments and non-government entities and including emergency road services provided by not-for-profit organizations, that
(i) Are used to protect the safety of life, health, or property; and
(ii) Are not commercially available to the public;
(2) Initial licenses or construction permits for digital television service given to existing terrestrial broadcast licensees to replace their analog television service licenses; or
(3) Noncommercial educational and public broadcast stations described under 47 U.S.C. 397(6).
To determine the rules that apply to competitive bidding, specific service rules should also be consulted.