[Rumor] Google Secretly Working on New Wireless Network with Clearwire at Google HQ

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    There is some interesting intel to share about Google this morning. Apparently, Google submitted an application to the FCC, looking to license an “experimental radio service” at the Googleplex headquarters. Apparently, this radio service will be used on devices that can access 2524 to 2625 megahertz frequencies. This is odd, because only certain markets, like China, Japan and Brazil, can currently access wireless devices with this particular spectrum. What makes this even more intriguing is that the frequencies they would be accessing are currently held by Clearwire, and because this would be "licensed spectrum" it will be more reliable than WiFi. Here's a quote from the WSJ with more details,

    Could this mean that Google is working toward offering their own mobile device services, and this is an experiment to see if/how they can do it? All signs point to that as a distinct possibility. DancingNexus
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    here google TAKE MY MONEY
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    Great work... So much for SECRET, guys... Geez.
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    Don't shoot the messenger. A leak is fair game.
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    "Shut up and take my money!" But seriously. Would love to see this happen. Even if I don't switch. I want to see the pressure put on these companies.

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    I would jump to Google wireless in a fraction of a heart beat...
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    First, talks of partnering as a wireless provider with Dish (because of their spectrum), now experimenting with Clearwire's spectrum? ... Sounds like Google is keeping their options open. I love where this is heading, and hopefully something can happen soon :hail:
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    One consequence, good or bad (probably good), is this will force OEM's and carriers to give support WinMobile and any other viable emerging alternatives because with Moto and getting into mobile data/voice, Google is a real threat.