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FCC Considers 700 MHz D Block Price Drop

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In moving to encourage bidding for the 700 MHz D Block of spectrum, the FCC this week proposed that the reserve price be lowered from $1.3 billion to $750 million.

The figure, however, is still much higher than the $472 million that was bid for the spectrum with public safety features earlier this year.

The major government players in the auction -- the FCC and key Congressional leaders -- all want to see some of the spectrum used to beef-up the country's woefully uncoordinated public safety networks.

Read the rest of the story at InformationWeek.

— W. David Gardner, InformationWeek

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12/5/2012 | 3:31:08 PM
re: FCC Considers 700 MHz D Block Price Drop
I doubt that getting everyone to use the same radio waves will have much to do with getting political public agencies to change the way they communicate.
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