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Verizon Wireless Challenges FCC Auction Rules

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Sep 13, 2007, 3:01 PM   by (staff)

Claiming that the rules set forth for the upcoming FCC 700 MHz auction violate the law, Verizon filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals to challenge the FCC to change them. The FCC recently agreed that one-third of the airwaves set for auction in January be open to any device and any service, so long as the network is not harmed. AT&T, Google, Skype and others supported the FCC proposal, but Verizon feels the open access stipulation is a threat. Neither the FCC nor Verizon commented on the matter beyond the complaint itself.

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Sep 13, 2007, 4:22 PM

WHAT NERVE!!!!!!!!!

Is it not enough that they crippled all their phones to death, implant that commie ui on everything, overcharge for data, now they are so arrogant they want to fight with the fcc because they're afraid of some competition, or a device that permits FREEDOM.

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I think they have a right to challenge it but they are just afraid if there would be an open source that FCC is granted and Apple and Google want that the spectrum would be very expensive to purchase and then the devices would be more expensive. We kn...
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Verizon Sucks?
Wow, you must be a lonely person traped working for an inferior company to have that much rage. Or maybe you're one of the innumerable consu...

Sep 13, 2007, 9:26 PM

If verizon doesn't want to play by the FCCs Rules...

..then don't bid on the spectrum. Nothing about verizon or the rules of this auction in any way require verizon to get involved. It's not like they are auctioning off 1900 spectrum.

Yes 700 get better penetration but verizon is doing just fine signal-wise without it. Work on not crippling every device on your network.

Verizon is worried about Google or Apple getting spectrum, as they should be. To sue the fcc shows their scared.
Verizon has been known to cry foul if it is not going their way. It isn’t new for them.

They do have a reason to challenge it and that is where Google and other companies can go against them to prove their case. We shall see what happens. W...
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Verizon's not scared.... The cell business is already very competitve.

As far as "crippling" devices, LOL!!!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
The company doesn't "cripple" their devices as much as the consumers do!!!!...

Sep 13, 2007, 3:15 PM

Anyone care to explain for Verizon?

It might just be me, but it sounds like verizon is mad because the FCC is giving EVERYONE, even the little guys, a chance to get some spectum. I really don't see the harm in that, besides for Verizon.

Yes Verizon, Let's kill small businesses, the heart of american society, and let the top dogs rules sepreme forever!
its simple whats the point of bidding for a spectrum that EVERYONE can use... Verizon's idea is that if everyone can use it why even bid for it? so whoever wins the bid technically has to pay for upkeep on a network that everyone else uses for free.
How would you feel if you paid billions for something and the government required you to share it?

and the bs line that "the public owns the airwaves" is just that, bs. companies that buy the spectrum own it, and should be able to do with it what t...
Because if Verizon wins the bid, they shouldn't have to let the "little guys" or their more major competitors like ATT, use the spectrum.
Well if you imply that Google and Apple are “little guys”, you are flat out wrong. Verizon wants the spectrum basically, if they win, to themselves and not an open network like the other companies are seeking in which the FCC announced the...

Sep 13, 2007, 7:32 PM

It's more crap from Verizon

Verizon is the biggest waste of airwaves we have in the U.S. I'm not gonna harp on CDMA, but their implementation shows everything in the world that is wrong with it, and it's entirely against consumer demand. (Only Sprint gets it right... sort of.) The restrictions of usage on their network are ridiculous, and they're responsible for much of the bloated markets such as ringtones and wallpapers- things people should be able to do for free.

Verizon constantly advertises as having "the best network" (it is good) , but somehow doesn't care about having good devices to access it. Usually some crap from Korea makes up their high end, or whatever Audiovox fished out of the dumpster. Sprint customers get more out of Verizon's network than Ver...
While they can challenge the FCC I agree with you 100%.
Rock on, you pin pointed verizon right on the nose.......

at&t has some awesome plans as well, who else lets you call any bellsouth(at&t now) landline as well as all the mobile customers for free? on a national standpoint small MNVO's excluded.
How would you judge the best company in the indusry? Based on the company that is the most profitable? Based on the company that has the best customer satisfaction in the industry? Based on the campany that continually gets ranked as having the bes...

Sep 13, 2007, 3:25 PM

Ummm, let's see.... VZW vs FCC

Hmmm, I wonder who will win this one... Rolling Eyes
you can't fight city hall
Anxiovert said:
Hmmm, I wonder who will win this one... Rolling Eyes

I saaaaaaaaaaay...NOT Verizon?
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