FCC Raises $19 Billion auctioning off wireless spectrum licenses

Wow, that’s a nice chunk of change. Included in the list of big names bidding for some of the spectrum that comes up for grabs once broadcasters give it up as they go digital, are Google, AT&T and Verizon. In case you forgot about this, last year Google influenced (in a good way) the auction rules convincing the FCC that winners of the spectrum open up their networks to a wider range of equipment, apps and in particular, standards.