[CWN-Summit] Thoughts about the current FCC auction of 700MHz band?

Harold Feld hfeld at mediaaccess.org
Thu Jan 31 19:12:54 CST 2008

I track all this stuff fairly extensively on my blog:  
www.wetmachine.com/totsf.  You can see more technical economic  
analysis by my co-blogger, Greg Rose, at www.wetmachine.com/ekonoclastic

Quoting ben <westbywest at riseup.net>:

> Does anyone here follow the current FCC auction of the 700Hz band, with
> thoughts of what it may portend for next generation community Wifi in
> the US?
> Google, in particular, made a stipulation for open access to the C
> block of the 700MHz band if they bid at the reserve price, and the FCC
> obliged.  There is, of course speculation, about what the winning
> bidder would actually do with this stipulation, but it's definitely
> interesting to watch.
> Cf.
> http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/01/31/1411259
> -- 
> Ben West
> westbywest at riseup.net
> http://savetheinternet.org
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