So it’s official, Google was not “in it to win it” apparently and Verizon and AT&T were the big spenders. I know some of this spectrum was earmarked for “Open Access”, or some similar description, so at least there’s that. I guess I will have to pack up and put away my dreams of a free, open network run by the primary color bunch…..
Here’s a quick look at the winners circle…
|Block||Big winner||Total spent (approximate, across all blocks)|
|A||No clear winner|
|D||Qualcomm||$472,042,000 (did not meet reserve)|
So there you have it, the winners of the most sought after frequency since….. since…. since I don’t know, I’m not an RF guy. I am sure there will be all sorts of nifty wireless advancement in the years to come. Who knows, maybe Verizon and AT&T will surprise us…