Wireless Spectrum Auction

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by daveman235, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. daveman235 macrumors member

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    So the bidding has stopped for the C block spectrum...I'm hoping for Google to win it.


    Do you think google will win it? If not who ?
    What do you guys think google will do with it?
     
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Give it away for free to all people who use Android?

    Don't know, really. They could do so much.

    But did they win it, though?
     
  3. CHAOS STEP macrumors 6502

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    So, (I don't really get this) you shut down Analogue Broadcasts, so that you can resell the bandwidth as Wireless Broadcasting or some such.

    Excuse me if I have the wrong idea, but isn't that a bit iffy, since they (Government) will make Billions off the repackaging empty air?
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    yep, pretty much.

    Selling air does sound wrong, but it's more than that. The FCC still needs to regulate who uses what block of spectrum, because if it was one giant free-for-all, it wouldn't work. Although almost 5 billion dollars is ridiculously high
     
  5. blairwillis macrumors regular

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