Imagine what would happen if the FCC sold the license not to the highest bidder, but the one that was contractually forced to serve the most customers. Either way the company in question would require billions to win, but the later option might actually result in more customers being served, the money being spent on deployment, and the ability for innovative companies to raise money contingent on their business model winning.

-Matt

Rich Comroe wrote:
Amen. Designing government policy for the purpose of generating the highest income from spectrum licensing is completely contrary to policy designed to serve the public. This had a major role in the US cellular industry losing the worldwide lead (which didn't do any American any good). Why can't our government understand this? European 3G spectrum auctions nearly broke the back of BT (forced it into bankruptcy and spliting the company such that the telecom half didn't sink with the cellular half ... or at least that's how I understood it). The FCC should be managing spectrum for the benefit of the American people, not managing spectrum to maximize government revenue. But that's just me.

Rich

----- Original Message ----- From: "Marlon K. Schafer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Finally, a big company that's got the brains to tell the government to stick their high price spectrum tax where the sun don't shine!

marlon

----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter R." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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DirecTV, EchoStar reduce bidding in wireless sale
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060816/tc_nm/telecoms_wireless_satellite_dc_3

Thank you.

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Peter
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