Google Wireless?

Medford, Cassimir
January 2008
Red Herring;1/31/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on speculations that Google has made the $4.7 billion bid for a swath of the public airwaves, the so-called C Block being auctioned by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has required the entity which will hold the C Block license to build an "open" network and act as a wholesaler of spectrum rather than a retailer. It describes how the wholesaling of nationwide spectrum would affect the mobile communications business. It relates that some analysts believe that Google could be the one holding the C Block license.


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