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"?

Dylan Oliver
Primaverity, LLC
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