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 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.
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 and Pine Cellular Seek to Swap Spectrum Leases
AT&T and Pine Cellular have asked the FCC for permission to lease one another's spectrum. AT&T wants to snag a leased license in the Lower 700MHz B Block in parts of Arkansas from Pine.
C Spire Looking to Nab 700MHz Spectrum
C Spire Wireless is hoping to buy some Lower 700 MHz C Block spectrum from Waller Wireless. The companies recently filed the request with the FCC.
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.