Tuesday, July 10, 2007


FCC Draft Auction Rules A Win For Google, Hi-Tech Industry

Link to article at CNN
According to the FCC official, who would only speak on the condition of anonymity because the rules haven't been released to the other four commissioners for their consideration, Google and the other hi-tech companies may have their way, as a large chunk of spectrum is to be auctioned off with so- called open access requirements attached.

Open access means that the licensee of the spectrum would have less say over the type of handsets providers of broadband service could sell to their customers and what types of broadband service could be offered by those providers.

I'll believe it when I see it! It sure would be nice to see an alternative to the many monopolistic maneuvers, such as the AT&T/Apple iPhone deal. - Frank

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