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Wireless Auction to Change Cell Phone Pay Structure

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Wireless Auction to Change Cell Phone Pay Structure

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Wireless Auction to Change Cell Phone Pay Structure

Wireless Auction to Change Cell Phone Pay Structure

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The Federal Communications Commission has approved rules that will clear the way for the opening of the most important airwaves auction to date.

The FCC is going to auction off a new parcel of wireless spectrum in a few months. The way it happens is going to affect the pay structure on cell phones and other mobile devices.