Wireless Auction: Monkey Business?

Over at the Reg, they’re asking some fun questions.  Will there be a coast-to-coast open 700 MHz wireless network?  Or will someone have to foot a bill for integrating coverage over a patchwork of regions and frequencies to access it?  Verizon may be trying to become the integration provider to would-be open access users.

Is Verizon gaming Google in US wireless auction? | The Register

On Thursday, in round 17 of the auction, someone bid $4.7bn for the whole package. But yesterday, in rounds 27 through 30, someone started bidding large for the regional licenses. Eventually, the sum of the regional bids topped the bid for the whole package. If the auction ended today, the regionals bids would take the cake.

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