The FCC will grant some of Google's wishes regarding the auction of 700mhz frequencies later this year. The FCC will require some level of openness for about one third of the frequencies. This will mean that wireless services will need to provide access from more than just their own approved devices.


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Ars Technica has a Write Up

Nate Anderson from Ars Technica has a write up... Although I'm not an expert, I'd say the focus on "open access" for devices as as opposed to open access on the network itself -- is misplaced.

It's what you can run through the tubes that makes a difference. This is reminiscent of early personal computers when IBM found to its chagrin that it wasn't the hardware that mattered but the software (i.e. MS DOS).

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