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Google Airwaves Inc among list of 700mhz bidders

It isn't a surprise that Google bid on spectrum in the FCC auction for the 700mhz spectrum, however I found the name it filed under interesting -- Google Airwaves Inc. There has been speculation that Google and Apple entered the auction together, and maybe this is the reason for incorporating a separate company on November 26th.

It isn't a surprise that Google bid on spectrum in the FCC auction for the 700mhz spectrum, however I found the name it filed under interesting -- Google Airwaves Inc. There has been speculation that Google and Apple entered the auction together, and maybe this is the reason for incorporating a separate company on November 26th.

Anyway, a complete list of accepted entrants was published yesterday by the FCC -- bidders include both large and small companies, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

As TechCrunch reports, one of the more interesting things about the applicants is that lots of companies that should know how to fill out these forms screwed up their initial application and have until January 4 to fix it. These companies include:

  • Alltel Corporation
  • AT&T Mobility Spectrum
  • Chevron
  • Cox Wireless
  • Frontline Wireless (aka Licenseco)
  • Qualcomm
  • Verizon Wireless (aka Cellco Partnership)