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.
T-Mobile and Verizon Agree to Another Spectrum Swap
T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have petitioned the FCC for permission to swap AWS and PCS spectrum licenses in 92 counties and/or 41 Cellular Market Areas around the country. The companies propose to switch spectrum licenses, but not cellular assets or customers.
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.
AT&T Hopes to Score Spectrum from Cellular Properties
AT&T recently filed paperwork with the FCC seeking permission to buy some Cellular A Block and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum in question covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.