Google has won another back door victory on the Federal Communications Commission's 700 MHz auction. It has extracted a pledge from Verizon that the wireless giant will adhere to the 700 MHz auction C Block's "open platform" provision. "Verizon Wireless -- and all the other participants in the recent 700 MHz spectrum auction -- understood the FCC's rules for using that spectrum in advance of the auction," Verizon news media spokesperson Jim Gerace wrote today on the Verizon PolicyBlog. "Of course we'll abide by those rules."
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