Google Still Mulling 700MHz Bid
The search giant is looking for reassurance from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that companies winning a piece of the C Band 700MHz won't be prevented from providing different types of wireless service and that it won't be breaking auction rules if it reveals a winning bid in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) documents. Google seems to be edging its way toward a bid. "We are making all the necessary preparations to become an applicant to bid in the auction," the firm said in a statement on November 16, without actually fully committing. Google has to show its hand by December 3.
The fresh auction talk comes a day after Verizon Wireless stole some of Google's open razzmatazz by promising to open up its existing CDMA network in 2008.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung