potentially affecting everything from the cost of your wireless service
to the competitive landscape among U.S. mobile providers for years to
come.” (Brian’s article is a good primer on what the auction is about.)
The FCC has designated the C Block to “open to any devices and services.” This is the space that many think Google is interested in. Minimum bidding for the C Block is $4.6 billion. Many thought that might not be met but it has and a bidding war has gone up past $10 billion.
Part of the spectrum is reserved for building a public safety network with a public-private partnership. That has not fared so well. Read what Susan Crawford has to say.