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Google Eyeing UK Broadband?

5:20 PM -- The Guardian reports that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is considering a move into the British wireless market following U.K. regulator Ofcom 's proposal Thursday to take back more than a third of the cellular spectrum that Vodafone UK and Telefónica UK Ltd. have been using for 22 years to flog to new entrants.

Pretty interesting. The firm has already said that it will "probably" bid in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 's 700 MHz auctions, which are expected at the end of January 2008. I still believe, however, that Google will need to partner with existing carriers to really use any bandwidth it buys. Still, spectrum is a pretty nice bargaining tool.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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