The video streaming service has supposedly been courting buyers over the past couple of years and now it looks like the first round of bids may be in.
Google is one of several nontraditional communications companies planning to bid on 700MHz wireless spectrum. But at this point it's really anyone's game.
The gag order has been lifted and Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Qualcomm, and Google have all start revealing their wireless strategies in relation to the auction.
The H block auction comes to a close as the FCC reaches the reserve price of more than $1.5 billion, which will be used to help fund the building of a nationwide public safety network.
A House bill was introduced Monday that will allow government agencies to take a cut of the auction proceeds if they give up under utilized wireless spectrum for commercial use.
AT&T's threat to not participate in the upcoming auction could jeopardize the success of the auction, but it's unclear how serious its warning is as its arguments seem weak when scrutinized.
Speculation about who will purchase the online video service continues to run rampant, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it's down to three bidders.
CEO Michael White says DirecTV will need to raise prices next year to combat ever-climbing content costs, but the hike won't be quite as big as the one this year. Don't hold your breath for a Dish combination, either.
The first batch will be available around April, with more following towards the end of the year.
The company has submitted an application to bid for 4G mobile spectrum in its home base of Taiwan, says The Wall Street Journal.