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    Wednesday March 19, 2008 2:01 PM CDT - By: Michael Kwan

    As you may have heard, the FCC was holding an auction for the 700 MHz block of wireless spectrum and now that auction has concluded. This is the last major portion of spectrum available in the United States, so it's understandable that there is considerable demand to get a piece of the pie. The FCC was hoping to get about $10 billion out of the deal, but when all was said and done, the grand total came to $19.6 billion.

    As it stands, the 700MHz spectrum is being used by US broadcast television, but that will change next year when all television switches to digital. With the band becoming available, we're left to wonder what else the spectrum could be used for. Unfortunately, the FCC has not revealed he names of the winning parties.

    Even so, it sounds like Verizon got a piece. The company CEO said that the 700MHz band has "great potential for innovation", so we're assuming they got some spectrum. We can't say for sure, of course.

    That is a penetrating band, and at that band your phone should work six feet under if you happen to be burried alive with it...joke.
    Last edited by KStewart; 03/23/2008 at 07:27 AM.
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    Verizon seems to have won big.... with all this talk of "open access" it is going to be interesting to see how it pans out.

    Still wondering how verizon is going to suck he life out of open access....
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