Verizon Sells Off More 700MHz Spectrum in Texas
Verizon Wireless today announced another small spectrum divestiture. La Grange, Texas-based Colorado Valley Communications has agree to buy a portion of Verizon's Lower A Block 700MHz spectrum in five Texas counties. The license covers approximately 126,000 POPs in Fayette, Austin, Colorado, Lavaca, and Washington Counties. Verizon did not say how much Colorado Valley Communications is paying for the spectrum license. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Verizon agreed earlier this year to sell some of its 700MHz spectrum after the Federal Communications Commission gave it permission to purchase 122 AWS spectrum licences from a consortium of cable companies.
AT&T Looking to Score Plateau Wireless Spectrum
AT&T and Plateau Wireless have filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to transfer certain spectrum licenses held by Plateau to AT&T. AT&T hopes to gain 700MHz, 850MHz, and AWS spectrum covering select markets in New Mexico and Texas.
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.
T-Mobile Starts Deploying LTE On Its 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today offered some details about its LTE network. To start, it has expanded its LTE service footprint to cover 260 million POPs — an increase of 10 million POPs over the last two months.
Verizon Fires Up AWS in Louisville
Verizon Wireless today launched LTE 4G service on its AWS spectrum holdings in Louisville, Ky. The company said it made an effort to get the additional spectrum online ahead of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run Saturday afternoon, and draws an average crowd of 155,000.
T-Mobile Snags A Bit More 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile recently asked the FCC for permission to buy spectrum licenses from Actel, a company owned by CenturyLink. The deal includes 13 licenses that cover various small cities in portions of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.