Interesting article in Business Week today. It discusses Google’s attempt to obtain wireless spectrum to create more competition and guarantee continued access. It also makes their investment in Fon apparent to me.
Three months ago, Google (GOOG) retained Richard Whitt, former head of the regulatory department for MCI.The company believes that U.S. wireless service, home broadband, and TV carriers wield too much power in determining what content and services are made available to subscribers, and “[this auction] holds the key to creating [more] competition,” Whitt says. “There’re potentially lots of folks who could come in.”