FCC Changes Spectrum Bidding Rules
Apr 12, 2006, 1:10 PM by (staff)
The FCC today voted to change the spectrum bidding rules before the Advanced Wireless Services auction on June 29. At the behest of many public interest groups as well as smaller carriers, the FCC has decided that bidding will be kept anonymous unless a lot is so desirable that there is significant competition for it. While large carriers and the CTIA were against blind bidding, many public interest groups as well as the Justice Department had wanted a totally blind auction. This compromise, proposed by T-Mobile, is meant to prevent large carriers from colluding on bids in order to to prevent small or emerging carriers from entering a market. The FCC has yet to vote on whether large carriers will continue to be able to bid on lots through small carrier partners, which are eligible for a 25% discount on final bids. It is unlikely this partnership will be allowed to continue.
IF ANY1 CARES!
I think this a exellent idea, it will give the small emerging companys that have a chance to get as big as sprint, tmobile and cingular a fighting chance to obtain the means to do so..at the same time it will stop a
SOUNDS LIKE A GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY
hopefully T-Mobile US will get most of spectrum
good for both (win-win)
way 2 save t-mobiles @$$
making it easier for them. what next charity for the t-mobile 3g fund