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The 700 MHz auction ended yesterday, and the $19.59 billion going to the Treasury looks like a lot until you realize the government’s total budget is $2.9 trillion. But now the waiting (and speculating) can begin. What will happen with the failed auction for the D […]

The 700 MHz auction ended yesterday, and the $19.59 billion going to the Treasury looks like a lot until you realize the government’s total budget is $2.9 trillion. But now the waiting (and speculating) can begin. What will happen with the failed auction for the D block, which had been allocated for public safety? Who paid the $4.75 billion for the C block — Verizon, Google (not likely) or AT&T? What will an “open network” look like? As in life, the answer to one question often leads to many more.

  1. [...] And simply to quote one of the folks who’ve reported it, Stacey Higginbotham at GigaOm; [...]

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  2. [...] to the nation’s wireless infrastructure, the 700MHz auction came to a close this week after raising $19.59 billion. Much like a political election, the incumbents won, and talk of change will likely remain just [...]

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  3. [...] to the nation’s wireless infrastructure, the 700MHz auction came to a close this week after raising $19.59 billion. Much like a political election, the incumbents won, and talk of change will likely remain just [...]

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  4. [...] to the nation’s wireless infrastructure, the 700MHz auction came to a close this week after raising $19.59 billion. Much like a political election, the incumbents won, and talk of change will likely remain just [...]

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  5. [...] all, the spectrum in the 700 MHz auction went for a total of $19.59 billion. Could the broadcast spectrum be as valuable as that? Naysayers point out this is unlikely given [...]

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  6. [...] is a government resource that private companies will pay dearly for (the 700 MHz auction generated more than $19 billion), Congress may be loathe to give up that source of revenue. The staffer said he thinks getting more [...]

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