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No Surprise: Google Will Apply for 700Mhz Auction

By - November 30, 2007

From the release (more here):

“We believe it’s important to put our money where our principles are,”

said Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google. “Consumers deserve more

competition and innovation than they have in today’s wireless world.

No matter which bidder ultimately prevails, the real winners of this

auction are American consumers who likely will see more choices than

ever before in how they access the Internet.”

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  • http://www.phoneportals.com Bill Burke

    Hi John,

    We’ve read numerous articles on Google’s interest in the 700mhz band. Most of then depict a bleak outlook for broadband in that range.

    Is, in your opinion, Google’s interets here for voice services mostly, because 700mhz propogates so well?

    Bill Burke
    http://www.phoneportals.com