Google and wireless spectrum

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to know what approaches Google has made to Ofcom with regard to wireless spectrum, or what discussions Ofcom has had with Google with regard to wireless spectrum

Yours faithfully,

James

Information Requests, Office of Communications

Reference: 1-56318196
28^th May 2008
Via email: [1][FOI #568 email]

Dear James

Freedom of Information: Right to know request

Thank you for your request for information relating to approaches Google
has made to Ofcom with regard to wireless spectrum and discussions Ofcom
has had with Google with regard to wireless spectrum.

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Alex Bevan

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Reference: 1-56318196
18^th June 2008
Via email: [1][FOI #568 email]

Dear James

Freedom of Information: Right to know request

Thank you for your request for information relating to approaches Google
has made to Ofcom with regard to wireless spectrum and discussions Ofcom
has had with Google with regard to wireless spectrum.

Ofcom received your request on 20^th May 2008 and has considered it under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (`the Act').

Please find attached a note of a telephone call between Ofcom and Google.
Please note that some information has been withheld under the exemptions
in Section 40 and Section 44 of the act. These exemptions are explained
below.

The following is the information referred to in the last sentence of the
note:

The Digital Dividend Review homepage -
[2]http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radiocomms/ddr/

The Licence-Exemption Framework Review homepage -
[3]http://www.ofcom.org.uk/consult/condocs/....

We hold one additional document which has been withheld under the
exemptions in Section 40 and Section 44 of the Act.

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Yours sincerely

Alex Bevan

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