Later this year will see the auction of bandwidth in the 7000 MHz band in the U.S. for wireless Internet services. Apart from incumbents such as AT&T and Verizon, who are likely to bid in order to secure their interests and current business model, there are at least two interesting names on the bidder list which could have a disruptive effect on the mobile landscape if they manage to get a good portion of the spectrum. Apart from Google who has lobbied hard for open wireless networks there is also Vulcan Ventures that belongs to Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. I guess his pocket’s are deep enough to do it. From what I read about him he looks like a visonary so I can very well imagine that he could be a disruptive force as well. What do you think?