Google is looking to change the way consumers access the wireless Internet and make mobile phone calls. The company announced it has earmarked more than $4.6 billion to bid on the 700 megahertz band spectrum being relinquished by television broadcasters for the 2009 digital conversion, but would only bid if the FCC requires auction winners provide open-access to any device operating on that spectrum. Google's move is being strenuously opposed by leading wireless providers.

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