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Google Creates TV White Space Map, Starts Public Spectrum Trial Google Creates TV White Space Map, Starts Public Spectrum Trial

There’s a lot of wireless spectrum out there, but mobile devices can’t take advantage of some of it as it goes towards other uses. There is a lot of unused spectrum though, and Google wants to free it up. Google.org, …

FCC Votes To Free Up Spectrum For Wi-Fi Devices FCC Votes To Free Up Spectrum For Wi-Fi Devices

The spectrum freed up for Wi-Fi is a finite resource. Too many devices can congest the networks and slow down service for everybody. The FCC wants to prevent that from happening, and have taken steps to relieve congestion with its …

Google Won’t Spend On UK Spectrum

Google’s very much interested in the US wireless spectrum auction, and given the company’s tendency to spread things overseas, it wouldn’t be too surprising if a similar fascination had taken hold in the UK.  But according to a Google executive, it hasn’t.

Will Google Bid On The Wireless Spectrum?
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Tomorrow, the FCC will vote on rules, proposed by Chairman Kevin Martin, governing the auction of the 700 MHz band of wireless spectrum. Trying its best to persuade the commission to endorse neutrality in the airwaves, similar to what many want to happen with the Internet, Google succeeded in getting at least two of its four wishes granted.

Google Fear Hits AT&T Square In The Jaw
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As predictable as daylight, AT&T isn’t happy about Google’s plan to bid on the 700MHz wireless spectrum. The telecommunications giant is poised to claw any competition out of the equation, and is hoping its traditional ally, the FCC, will have its back again.

Amid Spectrum, Google Becomes The White Knight
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Google announced this morning its intention to bid in the upcoming 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction, which is being touted as one of the most important communications auctions in American history. The company said it’s willing to bid a minimum of $4.6 billion.