Several Republican lawmakers accused Google of gaming the recent 700MHz spectrum auction, according to a Bloomberg report.
Google bid just enough to trigger open-access rules and stood by as Verizon Wireless outbid it by $30 million. Google urged the Federal Communications Commission to adopt conditions requiring whoever operates the network to allow any device or application to connect to it and vowed to bid at least $4.6 billion if the rules were adopted. Only two of the four rules were adopted but Google still bid $4.71 billion. Verizon ended up winning with its $4.74 billion bid.
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