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august 2008 | vol. 51 | no. 8 | communications of the acm 9 PHOTOGRAPHBYCHADBAKER
 

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august 2008 | vol. 51 | no. 8 | communications of the acm 9
PHOTOGRAPHBYCHADBAKER
Science | DOI:10.1145/1378704.1378708 Hal R. Varian
I
N JANuARy, THE U.S. Federal
Communications Commis-
sion (FCC) launched one of
the biggest auctions in his-
tory, selling off what some in
the wireless industry have called the
"beachfront property" of the electro-
magnetic spectrum. Its auction of
the 700MHz frequencies, the largest
and most valuable slice of spectrum
to come available in years, brought in
more than $19 billion.
With the auction, the FCC inau-
gurated the first use in a major spec-

  

Source: Allan, Vicki H. - Department of Computer Science, Utah State University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences