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Official 700MHz Bidder List 75

j.sanchez1 writes "Wired has the scoop on the official bidder list for the 700MHz auction slated for January 24, 2008. Here are PDFs of the lists of accepted applications (96 names) and incomplete applications (170). Along with AT&T and Verizon, Google and Paul Allen's Vulcan Spectrum are in on the bidding."
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Official 700MHz Bidder List

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  • by Demiansmark ( 927787 ) on Thursday December 20, 2007 @09:45AM (#21763724) Homepage
    I really am curious as to how much a company like Xpress Web [] could possibly dedicate to this, from the looks of the web site I'm assuming the proprietor operates from the dumpster behind the quik e mart.
  • by lb746 ( 721699 ) on Thursday December 20, 2007 @09:46AM (#21763742)
    It's not that they are bidding one 1 thing. This bidding/auction includes multiple licenses and different chunks of spectrum's. The 700mhz one we keep discussing is just the biggest and most coveted item at the auction. There's still going to be that small company going home with the autographed T-Shirt signed by the FCC staff.
  • I'm rich! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Kinthelt ( 96845 ) on Thursday December 20, 2007 @10:18AM (#21764018) Homepage
    Who would have thought my old Athlon 700 would prove to be so valuable?
  • by Hanners1979 ( 959741 ) on Thursday December 20, 2007 @10:42AM (#21764336) Homepage
    I notice there's no revenue range or bidding credit listed for Google in the PDF document - Did they not have room for all those zeroes?
  • by suggsjc ( 726146 ) on Thursday December 20, 2007 @11:49AM (#21765214) Homepage
    Gerbil Grooming owner (...I've got a great idea...)

    Next day:
    Gerbil Grooming owner: Hello, FCC. What are the requirements for bidding in the wireless auction?
    FCC: Fill out this paperwork...and the minimum bid is $4.6B...
    Gerbil Grooming owner: Great, send over that paperwork!

    Two weeks later:
    FCC: We are going to start the bidding at $4.6B.
    Gerbil Grooming owner: (raises hand and snickers).
    FCC: Ok, do I hear 4.8B?
    Google: (raises hand and snickers).
    FCC: Do I hear $5B?
    Gerbil Grooming owner: (raises hand and laughs out loud)
    FCC: Do I hear $5.5B?
    FCC: Going once, twice, sold to Gerbil Grooming for $5B!
    Gerbil Grooming owner: (laughing slowly fades as reality sets in...then you hear him whisper under his breath) oh shit

    Next day:
    Gerbil Grooming owner: Yes, I'd like to take out a loan
    Banker: Sure, how much?
    Gerbil Grooming owner: Lets see (pulls out calculator) about $4.98B
    Banker: (begins laughing)

    30 minutes later:
    Banker: (continuing laughing, wipes tear from eye)
    Banker: No, seriously. How much

Reactor error - core dumped!