SPOTLIGHT: 214 bidders set for next week's auction

The Federal Communications Commission has qualified 214 companies to bid on 700 Mhz spectrum licenses in the agency's long-awaited, highly-controversial auction, which is due to begin Jan. 24. AT&T and Verizon Communications are among the companies who qualified, but it remains to be seen whether either will bid for the nationwide license that carries the requirement of an open network build-out.

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