Panhandle Telecom Agrees to Buy 700MHz from Verizon
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell select 700MHz lower B Block spectrum licenses to Panhandle Telecommunications Systems. The transaction will give Panhandle the Texas RSA 2-Hansford license, which covers 12 counties in the northwest part of Texas. Verizon announced a similar deal with Nortex Communications on November 14. Verizon agreed earlier this year to sell some of its 700MHz spectrum holdings after the Federal Communications Commission gave it permission to purchase a large swath of AWS spectrum licences from a consortium of cable companies. Both the Panhandle and Nortex deals require regulatory approval before they can be completed.
Verizon and T-Mobile Agree to $173M Spectrum Swap
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have agreed to exchange AWS-1 and PCS spectrum in dozens of markets around the country in a deal valued at $173 million. The spectrum in question covers portions of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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.
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.
T-Mobile Targets Rural Areas for 600 MHz Service, Starting with Cheyenne
T-Mobile today said it has activated its first 600 MHz cell site in Cheyenne, Wyo. T-Mobile is using Nokia equipment to provide LTE coverage across Cheyenne in the 600 MHz band.