AT&T Looking to Scoop Up AWS-1 Spectrum from Cable One
AT&T has filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to purchase AWS-1 spectrum license from Cable One. AT&T argues that the spectrum will help it better serve its customers by enhancing its LTE 4G network. According to the FCC, the spectrum licenses cover 20MHz of AWS-1 A Block spectrum in 119 counties across 24 Cellular Market Areas in various states. If the transaction is approved, AT&T will own a total of 63MHz to 153MHz of spectrum, including 20MHz to 50MHz of AWS-1 spectrum, in the CMAs involved in the transaction. The FCC has accepted AT&T's application and set the preliminary deadlines for opposition to the deal.
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