Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Google: FCC chief may back open platform auction
> Then came this:
> Debate heats up over open access spectrum rules
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, in an interview with USA Today published Tuesday,
>| said he wants a "truly open broadband network" for the 700MHz spectrum
>| scheduled to be auctioned by early next year.
> FCC is operated and moved by lobbyists, not brains.
The issue of "auctioning" spectrum is interesting, though. Maximises
revenue for the government, but ensures that small players will not get
a look-in, so in the long-run, is probably anti-competitive.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
| Cola faq: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/linux/advocacy/faq-and-primer/ |
| Cola trolls: http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/ |
| My (new) blog: http://www.thereisnomagic.org |