Congratulations Scriv, I know you will show us the way.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:20 PM
>To: 'WISPA General List'
>Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln
>The band is 2110 to 2120 MHz and 1710 to 1720 MHz. (20 MHz of spectrum)
>There are some other hurdles yet to jump. You would think buying it
>would be enough but it is far from usable yet. I'll let you know as we
>get closer to the launch of licensed broadband services here.
>Mac Dearman wrote:
>>I don't think that you will be guilty of just "squatting"
>>on such lovely frequency eh?
>>Did you get 700MHz in the AWS-1?
>>I wish I had some too :-(
>>-----Original Message-----
>>Behalf Of John Scrivner
>>Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 9:35 AM
>>To: WISPA General List
>>Subject: Re: [WISPA] FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln
>>We won an AWS license in our area!
>>Dawn DiPietro wrote:
>>>FCC wireless auction raises almost $13.9 bln
>>>Last Update: 5:13 PM ET Sep 18, 2006
>>>(Adds quote in third paragraph and details about Verizon in sixth and
>>>seventh paragraphs.)
>>>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Federal Communications Commission on
>>>Monday wrapped up an auction of licenses to provide new wireless
>>>services, generating almost $13.9 billion in gross proceeds and
>>>handing T-Mobile USA Inc. the capacity it needs to compete with larger
>>>T-Mobile, a unit of Deutsche Telekom AG (DT), was the top bidder,
>>>bidding almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses. Verizon Wireless agreed
>>>to pay $2.8 billion for 13 licenses. A consortium that includes cable
>>>giants Comcast Corp. (CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX), along
>>>with Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), agreed to pay almost $2.4 billion for
>>>137 licenses. As a result of their aggressive early moves, many
>>>potential new players were squeezed out of the game before it got going.
>>>"The dream of new entrants that would shake up the market died," said
>>>Roger Entner, an analyst for technology research firm Ovum. "The usual
>>>suspects have won."
>>>The last time an FCC auction drew more bidding was in 2001, when
>>>regulators reauctioned some licenses they had repossessed from
>>>NextWave Telecom Inc. But in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that the
>>>FCC had improperly reclaimed the licenses, returning control to
>>>NextWave and invalidating the auction.
>>>This time, T-Mobile had the most at stake. Although it is the
>>>fourth-largest U.S. wireless carrier, it has lacked the capacity to
>>>upgrade its network to run third-generation, or 3-G services. The new
>>>licenses will put T-Mobile in a more competitive position.
>>>Verizon Wireless, meanwhile, will likely sit on its spectrum. The No.
>>>2 wireless carrier, a joint venture between Verizon Communications
>>>(VZ) and Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), has a next-generation network
>>>called Evolution-Data Optimized, or EV-DO. It doesn't need to use the
>>>new spectrum for that network. Verizon Wireless is seen using the
>>>spectrum for wireless technology that is further down the line,
>>>although it's unclear what that technology may be.
>>>A spokesman for Verizon Wireless wasn't immediately available for
>>>Smaller carriers were able to expand their coverage from select cities
>>>to a much larger area. For example, Leap Wireless International Inc.
>>>(LEAP), a smaller, regional company, won 99 licenses, bidding $710
>>>million for airwaves covering cities including Washington D.C.,
>>>Philadelphia, Baltimore, and St. Louis.
>>>"Leap's push to acquire more spectrum in new high-growth market
>>>clusters located in urban and suburban areas such as Baltimore,
>>>Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia will help it withstand the
>>>continuous competitive pressure from larger... competitors such as
>>>Sprint-Nextel and Verizon," Jessica Zufolo, an analyst at research
>>>firm Medley Advisors, wrote in a note to clients.
>>>The U.S. Treasury will receive just $13.7 billion from its latest
>>>auction because of rules that permit small companies to earn discounts
>>>of as much as 25%.
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