Since the reserve was met, the lucky winner will be obliged to live with Google’s open access ruling.
We have a winner. But we don’t know who it is.
In the second round of bidding in the government’s spectrum auction today, there were no new bids for the C block of frequencies, the most attractive license that will allow someone to start or add to a national wireless voice and data network. The high bid from this morning stands at $4,713,823,000. Since the rules would require anyone else who wanted to buy those frequencies to bid in this round, it appears that there is no one else trying to compete.