By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard Google will be bidding on the ‘C’ block of the 700MHz spectrum come January 24th, 2008. It’s only the biggest tech headlines these last few days. Many out there are hypothesizing as to what will happen should Google win the auction. Om Malik of GigaOM thinks that Google’s bid will not amount to much more than an early amount set in place to disrupt the auction and drive the price up on bidders like AT&T. He likens it to the opening move in a high stakes poker game, using Eric Schmidt’s own words to back his point.
No matter which bidder ultimately prevails, the real winners of this auction are American consumers who likely will see more choices than ever before in how they access the Internet.
So readers, what do you think? Is it a game of bluff? Is it Google’s way of ‘sticking it to the man’. Or could it just be one more point of view?