FCC releases auction bidder list

By on December 19, 2007, 3:41 PM
Google and Verizon may have grabbed all the headlines surrounding the FCC’s upcoming 700MHz auction, but they will have plenty competition trying to grab a license for the coveted wireless spectrum. So far, 266 companies have applied to take part in the auction, with 96 of them being accepted and the rest having to provide more details before the 4 January deadline for submissions.

Some of the expected applicants on the list were Google, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Qualcomm. Vulcan Spectrum, a venture led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is also on the list and plans to bid on some spectrum as well. No further information about what portion of the 700MHz spectrum each company is bidding on has been made available, due to auction rules restrictions. The next step for these companies, according to the FCC, will be to submit their upfront payments by January 4 in preparation for the January 24 start of the auction.




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Deathstar17 said:
I hope Google wins it...
windmill007 said:
Me too... Opensource all the way... They seem 2 b on our side unlike some of the other EVIL companies.
Leafgreen said:
[b]Originally posted by windmill007:[/b][quote]Me too... Opensource all the way... They seem 2 b on our side unlike some of the other EVIL companies.[/quote]I partially agree. I like much about Google, but there is plenty bad about them. They're built like a fortress-type company that has but one customer: the world. The problem is that when one person, like you or I, have a problem with his/her large Adwords or Checkout account, or some other Google product, HA. You're pretty much alone. Phone support is non-existent and their email support is extremely slow, and when you finally do get a reply, it's a boilerplate to a question you didn't ask. (I.e., they misunderstood and didn't really read your email, or care, or both.)Leafgreen[url]http://HomeGear.com[/url]
Julio said:
I have to disagree regarding Google's support. Although I mostly deal with them for Adsense support on a regular basis, they have assigned to us a person that can resolve or offer support on anything that comes up. We (TechSpot) are not your average sized website though.That said, I have emailed Google to their public emails for a few different things and I have always got a response sooner or later, so it's not that bad. Local phone support worldwide, that is of course out of the question, but then again Google is all about the web and so should be its support (for the end user).
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