Google wants in on the 700 Mhz spectrum

It’s not often that a frequency spectrum auction gains much attention, but good old 700MHz is like the Dennis Rodman of these things…you can’t not not pay attention, much as you’d like to. The latest bit of news is that Google (yes, that Google) wants in on the bidding process. The company recently inquired about the auction’s guidelines, and the precise stipulations of its mandatory “openness.” This inquiry is the requisite first step in any bidding process, and clearly indicates that the company is interested in snatching up some spectrum goodness. Is this the first public sign of Google’s American telecom provider aspirations? We sure hope so…more competition is never, ever, a bad thing.


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