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There was a brief, tense pause in the bidding this morning, but some anonymous giant telecom company (Google, perhaps?) has just pushed the price of the 700MHz C-block over the FCC's reserve price of $4.6B -- and the rest of us straight into the promised land of open access. Yep, January 31, 2008,

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January 31, 2008 at 12:22PM
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Here's some up to date 700MHz bidding news for you. Currently, bids on the hotly contested \"C\" block have risen to almost $4.3 billion, or just a few dollars away from the FCC's reserve price of $4.6 billion. That number puts us perilously close to triggering the \"open-access rule\" which pretty muc

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Here's some up to date 700MHz bidding news for you. Currently, bids on the hotly contested \"C\" block have risen to almost $4.3 billion, or just a few dollars away from the FCC's reserve price of $4.6 billion. That number puts us perilously close to triggering the \"open-access rule\" which pretty muc

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Alright, alright, everyone calm down -- yes, today marks the beginning of 2008's Super Bowl of wireless spectrum auctions, but unfortunately, there won't be much to see. No 24-hour television coverage of the intense action, no live webcams of the FCC's wacky, wild, no-holds-barred trading floors; h

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After months of fevered debate, last minute legal maneuvering, bitchy press releases, and drastic reversals of course, the most boring part of the 700MHz saga begins tomorrow: the actual auction. Yep, the pre-battle snipefest between Google and Verizon is over, the last participants have registere

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We're sure you've heard most of the notables by now -- such as Google (applying as Google Airwaves Inc.), Verizon, Qualcomm, Cox, Frontline, AT&T, EchoStar and Paul Allen -- but there are a total of 1,099 various licenses available for the 62 megahertz up for grabs, and a whole lot of regional

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Feel free to shout it out in the comments, we know y'all are gunning for a piece. What's that? Don't quite have enough change in the couch to hit the $4.6 billion minimum bid on the 700MHz C block? How lame. Lucky for us, there are quite a few companies out there that do have that kind of cash earma

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Feel free to shout it out in the comments, we know y'all are gunning for a piece. What's that? Don't quite have enough change in the couch to hit the $4.6 billion minimum bid on the 700MHz C block? How lame. Lucky for us, there are quite a few companies out there that do have that kind of cash earma

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Looks like being partners in a company called \"SpectrumCo\" just isn't what it seems -- although Comcast and Time Warner Communications have already dropped out of the 700MHz auction running, upstart Cox Communications has announced that it's ready to bid at least the $4.6B minimum in January's aucti

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Looks like being partners in a company called \"SpectrumCo\" just isn't what it seems -- although Comcast and Time Warner Communications have already dropped out of the 700MHz auction running, upstart Cox Communications has announced that it's ready to bid at least the $4.6B minimum in January's aucti

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In what is surely a sign that the mania around the upcoming 700MHz auction is reaching absurd levels, cable operators Comcast and Time Warner Communications both issued press releases today confirming that they would not be bidding in January's auction. You might recall that both Time Warner (which

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In what is surely a sign that the mania around the upcoming 700MHz auction is reaching absurd levels, cable operators Comcast and Time Warner Communications both issued press releases today confirming that they would not be bidding in January's auction. You might recall that both Time Warner (which

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With the stage primed for a heavyweight fight between Verizon and Google in January's 700MHz wireless auction, there's some chatter today that Google might actually be bluffing. Bloomberg is reporting that some analysts think that Google has been simply making a lot of noise so that the FCC would en

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With the stage primed for a heavyweight fight between Verizon and Google in January's 700MHz wireless auction, there's some chatter today that Google might actually be bluffing. Bloomberg is reporting that some analysts think that Google has been simply making a lot of noise so that the FCC would en

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Worried that Verizon's complaints about the open-access rules in the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction would shake things up in a negative way? As of now, your anxiety is apparently unfounded. According to The New York Times, Verizon Wireless has \"abandoned its legal challenge of the Federal Communic

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Worried that Verizon's complaints about the open-access rules in the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction would shake things up in a negative way? As of now, your anxiety is apparently unfounded. According to The New York Times, Verizon Wireless has \"abandoned its legal challenge of the Federal Communic

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Talk about gettin' riled up. Verizon Wireless has reportedly \"challenged in federal appeals court the FCC's 700 MHz open-access rules,\" claiming that the auction \"violates the US Constitution, violates the Administrative Procedures Act, and is arbitrary, capricious, unsupported by the substantial ev

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Talk about gettin' riled up. Verizon Wireless has reportedly \"challenged in federal appeals court the FCC's 700 MHz open-access rules,\" claiming that the auction \"violates the US Constitution, violates the Administrative Procedures Act, and is arbitrary, capricious, unsupported by the substantial ev

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