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Comment: Re:Not sure if it adds up (Score 1) 85

by rtaylor (#48449695) Attached to: Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

[b]I think a much better way would be for companies to bid based on the value they bring to the end consumer public, with the company that promises the best value winning.[/b]

I believe Russia did something like this with their last spectrum auction. Companies received the spectrum for free (20 year lease or something) and made promises of certain quality of service and network capabilities in exchange.

Comment: Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (Score 1) 216

by rtaylor (#46989137) Attached to: GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

You don't need to break it up, just increase the tax rate a smidgen on large firms (revenue over $1B?). Call it "bailout insurance" and dump it into a non-profit government managed fund.

If companies have contributed, then they can make claims at roughly the same scale as they contributed (see government pension plans for a similar setup).

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