Writing in GigaOm, Paul Kapustka takes note of the Frontline's recent challenge to Verizon to debate big ideas before the commission. While it won't happen, Kapustka says that the upstart's proposals have a break even chance of making it into the upcoming 700MHz auction rules, pointing to FCC Chairman Martin, some tentative public safety and Google support as evidence.
He suggests that creating a third broadband alternative to telco and cableco offerings would enhance any future plans Martin might have to run for elected office.
The FCC must begin the auction no later than January 28, 2008. The money must be deposited in the U.S. Treasury by June 30, 2008.