Google may still challenge incumbents for 700MHz spectrum

by admin August 2, 2007 at 4:33 pm

The 700MHz auction rules have now been announced, and even though the fine print is not yet available, companies have started to weigh in. While it’s no secret that incumbent telcos plan to bid on the newly-available spectrum, consumer groups are far more interested about what nonincumbents such as Google might do—and Google has provided a partial answer to that question: they’re going to fight.

Google didn’t get all that it wanted from the auction. It had earlier pledged to bid at least $4.6 billion if the FCC slapped four open access requirements on the available spectrum; the agency chose to apply only two.

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