Open wireless access assured on 700 MHz spectrum

  • U.S. mobile phone users are assured of being able to use any device or application on a network based on the nationwide C-Block of 700 MHz spectrum, which passed its reserve price of $4.64 billion Thursday. The move also paves the way for search engine Google¬† to play a bigger role in the growth of wireless technology. Google had successfully lobbied the FCC to set aside a portion of the C-Block for open-access usage in which multiple devices and software-based applications could be available to consumers.