AT&T, Frontline Join Verizon In Fighting FCC Auction Rules
Sep 26, 2007, 9:04 AM by (staff)
After initially condemning--and then supporting--the FCC 700 MHz auction open access rules, AT&T has reversed its support again and is now asking the FCC to change the rules. Both it and Frontline have filed separate petitions with the FCC. AT&T is specifically fighting the measure that calls for auction winners to build a nationwide broadband network for public safety agencies. Frontline is asking that auction winners be forced to resell spectrum at wholesale rates and that small businesses be given bidding discounts. Verizon Wireless took things a step further and filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Appeals, claiming that the rules violate the law.
...I mean AT&T with orange...blockquote>
So where are all the VZW-haters now?
Last time it was all about VZ being greedy, and selfish, and more BS'n about the UI and bluetooth. Where's their argument now? They don't have one on this case, because now their "network" has stepped in lin...
When Verizon filed suit everyone complained that they were just getting greedy. But I'm sure ATT is doing this in a way that is noble and honorable....
Um atlp99 (above) said it more eloquently tha...
As far as the rest of it goes, I don't know...don't really care! I just think it's funny that when the article ...
Let the fun begin
It is looking like more and more of the major players are not happy with the auction setup. The FCC knows that this was a highly anticipated auction for the cell companies due to the building penetration of this frequency. That is why they tried to put all the stipulations on this auction and not on the AWS auction last year.
I think Verizon did not buy AWS because it was waiting on this auction.
I think the chance exists with the open access requirement and Google and possibly Apple looking to buy spectrum that it wi...