I don’t think it really matters who the winner is at this point for the prime 700 MHz Block C because the $4.6 billion reserve price has been met - the current bid is at $4.7 billion (as I’m writing this) - so whoever bids the highest from this point onwards and eventually wins the auction has to abide by the ”open access” conditions outlined by the FCC last year.
The ultimate winner will have to allow open access to the spectrum which means that any device or software application will have access to the spectrum. So what lies ahead in the future for the consumer? Probably a slew of wireless devices that support broadband throughtput for starters!
Good times ahead indeed for the consumers!