AT&T Looking to Score More 700MHz Spectrum
AT&T recently filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission to purchase 700MHz B Block spectrum licenses from a company called Broadband Wireless Unlimited. The licenses in question cover cellular market areas (CMAs) in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. If allowed to proceed, the spectrum acquisition would give AT&T between 70 and 125MHz of spectrum in the nine CMAs covered by the licenses. The FCC has deemed the initial applications acceptable for review and has established a pleading cycle to begin its review process. Petitions to deny the spectrum license transfer are due November 14, oppositions are due November 26, and replies are due December 3. AT&T has not announced the value of the transaction. It says the additional spectrum will help bolster its LTE 4G coverage in the markets named.
AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question.
AT&T Taps East Kentucky Network for 700MHz Licenses
AT&T has filed paperwork with the FCC hoping to gain permission to purchase three Lower 700MHz C Block licenses from East Kentucky Network. The licenses in question cover 20 counties in three Cellular Market Areas across regions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.
T-Mobile Trying to Block AT&T's 700 MHz Purchase
T-Mobile has filed a petition with the FCC in an attempt to prevent AT&T from purchasing select 700 MHz spectrum licenses. AT&T filed a request to transfer the licenses, which cover portions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, last month.
FCC Says AT&T Can Buy 700 MHz Licenses from Peoples
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. The transaction gives AT&T 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in two cellular market areas.