John Paczkowski

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The 700 MHz Club

The Federal Communications Commission’s highly anticipated 700-MHz spectrum auction kicked off last week, and after almost three days of bidding, the tally stands at just over $4.4 billion.

The hottest bidding action continues to be around the highly prized “C” block spectrum, which could be used to build a new national wireless broadband network. As of this writing, total potential winning bids for the C-block licenses stand at just over $2.15 billion. The FCC won’t say who placed those bids, though. It’s keeping bidder identities under wraps in order to “reduce the potential for anticompetitive bidding behavior.”

It’s a safe bet, however, that it was placed by a major player like AT&T, Verizon or Google, which analysts believe may be bidding not to win the spectrum, but to drive its selling price to $4.6 billion to ensure the FCC imposes open-network requirements on it.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik