reply to Skippy25
Re: TNR? Really, Karl?
said by Skippy25:Nobody is proposing that the FCC "give" AT&T or Verizon spectrum.
Distribute it by auction so all can fairly bid right?
Lets see, last time I checked:
- The person with the most money wins an auction.
- Monopolistic companies will burn money for the simple reason to prevent competition.
So I guess fair to you is to give AT&T and Verizon all the spectrum for a few dollars more than what their biggest "competitors" can spend and then the "free market" has worked it's wonder. Take note, I use the word competitors very loosely there.
As the two largest providers with the lion's share of the market, is it really so untoward that they'd be buying the most spectrum at auction in an era where demand has grown tremendously?
In spectrum there is a limited (by physics no less!) supply. An open auction is the fairest way to distribute such a commodity. Government officials deciding which of their most favored campaign contributors get it... not so much.
If it can be proven that the big providers are engaging in monopolistic practices for the sole purpose of quashing competition, that can be dealt with. What's being complained about here is speculation on what might happen should everybody be given a fair shot at bidding for spectrum.
LOL, you are funny!
How about this... we auction it off but AT&T and Verizon is excluded from being able to bid? Would you agree to those terms?
reply to dynodb
If you really believe this stuff then you sir are a comedian of great renown.
Yes, AT&T and Verizon's easily documented corruption of the entire political process is a total hallucination, and the use of duopoly power jack up the price of auction entry is all made up by vile, vile bogeymen. Again, comedy gold, sir.
What's being complained about here is speculation on what might happen should everybody be given a fair shot at bidding for spectrum.