If it was THAT hard to use, that spectrum wouldn't be worth many billions of dollars. I'm skeptical that the government will just let Verizon hoard spectrum to eliminate future competitors. They're already unhappy with Sprint/T-mobile.
Now what would be interesting is if Dish manages to get some 600MHZ in the auction.
I would bet 100% they will be bidding in the auction. Charlie say so on a investor conference call. The 600 MHz is beach front not the if we stand on a ladder on the roof maybe we can see the beach lol.