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FCC to Revise Cross-Carrier Spectrum Sales

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Aug 30, 2012, 8:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Federal Communications Commission today indicated that it plans to review how much spectrum a single wireless network operator should be allowed to own in any given market, how much of that spectrum is below 1GHz, and how carriers sell or divest spectrum to one another. The five commissioners will circulate a policy proposal, which will likely be voted on September 28. At that point, the FCC will seek input from the wireless industry and public before putting together a final set of revised rules. Both AT&T and Sprint welcomed the FCC's review, as they believe the current rules don't appropriately account for the performance differences that some spectrum (700 - 900MHZ) has when compared to other spectrum (1700 - 2100MHz). The review process will likely take several months to complete.

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Aug 30, 2012, 8:50 PM

Finally some good news

From what I understood from the article this also affects how much spectrum and the spectrum type a carrier can have in a marktet. Or did I just misunderstand it?
Actually, that is exactly what the article is implying. Many people think of a monopoly as in having no other choices than what is placed in front them. But what about a company controlling an enormous amount of limited spectrum? These talks are also ...
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