The way Chairman Copps talked about it at a recent conference in Milwaukee, I got the idea the auction might be approachable for a small business. Cellular market areas would be a WISP's (or consortium of WISPs) best bet in terms of number available (734 - we're bound to get at least one ... right?), size and demographics - but they are also some of the most valuable because they allocate 2x10 MHz channels vs the 2x5 MHz channels of blocks C-F (B gives 2x10 for 176 economic areas).
And then there's the question of what to do with it. Huawei was the first to announce UMTS gear for 1700 MHz. I haven't heard what else is in the pipeline. It's a crapshoot. But the potential is awesome.
Re: the 2x channels .. does this mean two licenses will be rewarded per area? Or one license will get both? Or both together make the thing "duplex"?
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