No Google in 700MHz…… :(

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  
B AT&T $6,636,658,000
C Verizon Wireless $9,363,160,000
D Qualcomm $472,042,000 (did not meet reserve)
E Frontier Wireless $711,871,000

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…


1 Comments on “No Google in 700MHz…… :(

  1. Come on, Google! Man are you kidding me? I have a strong, strong dislike when it comes to Verizon Wireless. I strongly disagree with the way they do things, but I’ll be open minded about this I guess. Maybe they’ll actually do something cool. We shall see. AT&T I’ve liked much better since I’ve switched. It’s true Verizon has the best network, but in all honesty I’d rather have AT&T and not deal with Verizon and their ways.