Rural Carriers Make Push for Reinstating Spectrum Cap
A band of rural network operators, called the Rural Telecommunications Group, has approached the FCC about limiting carriers from owning more than 110MHz of spectrum below the 2.3GHz band in any one market. They feel having that much spectrum gives carriers too much power over the local competition. Wireless network operators such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon say that reinstating the limits would kneecap their ability to deploy better networks. The CTIA believes that existing laws already protect the smaller operators from their larger rivals. With FCC leadership set to change hands in early 2009, it is not likely that the FCC will make any decisions on the issue in the near future.
FCC Weighing Changes to 2.5 GHz Band for 5G
The FCC today said it is considering new rules for the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band. The FCC says much of this spectrum is unused across the U.S., particularly in rural areas.
FCC Finalizes 30MHz Reserve for 600MHz Auction
The FCC today formally rejected T-Mobile's bid to set aside more low-band spectrum for smaller carriers in next year's 600MHz auction. T-Mobile wanted to see a total of 40MHz of the valuable low-band airwaves set aside for carriers other than AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
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.
FCC Keeps Auction Reserve at 30 MHz
The FCC today finalized its proposed rules for next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction and kept the reserve for smaller carriers at 30 MHz. T-Mobile and others petitioned the FCC to raise the reserve to 40 MHz, but FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes the 30 MHz cap offers plenty of opportunity for those who may bid.
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Im a little confused
Where is this relevant?