Critic: Open Bids Stymie Newcomers

Gibbons, Kent
April 2007
Multichannel News;4/30/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p53
The article reports on the strategic plan imposed by U.S. cable and phone companies to block potential new competitors. According to law firm Media Access Project (MAP), companies used anonymous auction solution instead of open bids to scare new comers which is considered to be a significant threat in their business. MAP suggested the use of anonymous bidding in future government spectrum auctions to encourage more newcomers so that they will not be intimidated by large companies.


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