FCC Considers 700 MHz D Block Price Drop
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.
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— W. David Gardner, InformationWeek