Verizon Wins Auction 73

Verizon is the proud winner of Auction 73. The government auction the FCC held with bidders cloaked in secrecy. Google and Verizon were among the most public about their plans prior to the bidding proceedings.

In a statement from Verizon, “We were successful in achieving the spectrum depth we need to continue to grow our business and data revenues, to preserve our reputation as the nation’s most reliable wireless network, and continue to lead in data services and help us satisfy the next wave of services and consumer electronics devices.” The added bandwidth is likely to come into play with industry plans, as well as Verizon’s own plans, for open mobile Web standards, which are expected become available later this year.

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