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AT&T Buying LTE Spectrum from Paul Allen

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Sep 17, 2009, 7:26 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Sep 17, 2009, 9:14 AM

According to a document filed with the FCC, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has agreed to sell an undisclosed amount of wireless spectrum to AT&T. AT&T will buy the spectrum licenses, which cover portions of Oregon and Washington states, from Allen's Vulcan Spectrum company. AT&T did not disclose financial terms of the deal, but AT&T did confirm for Phone Scoop that the spectrum is in the 700MHz band. The spectrum will be used to meet customer demand in those regions and help AT&T with its transition to LTE in the future.

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Sep 19, 2009, 12:32 PM

This article made me laugh

To say they are purchasing it from Vulcan Spectrum is fine but when You use an individual's name as one; in this case Paul Allen, It sounds like ATT was out driving around and stopped at this guys's garage sale.

Yeah, we were on our way to the store the other day and decided to stop by Paul's yard sale to see what he had. There was a paycheck from Microsoft autographed by Bill Gates, an old DOS PC and even A Vista OS. He said he was having a very hard time selling that one. Oh and He had some spectrum laying around in his garage. It was just hanging there on a hook, so we decided to buy it along with the Bill Gates Bobble-head. He was serving hot dogs, soda and popcorn. Also interesting is we saw a great book on MMs messeging and Multi-t...

Sep 17, 2009, 8:45 AM

Meet customer needs in the future. . .I wonder if I'll be alive when the future gets here from ATT!

Ha, ha, ha, my idea of the future is 2010, NOT 2013!!!
I like Verizon's idea of the future! I don't think ATT knows what future means!

That's my rant for today!
Both are the future Wink
2010 LTE will be essentially data cards.
There is no voice spec yet or handoffs, or even phones. Not to defend any carrier, but who has a handset that's using better than 7Mbps (or could handle it?)
another flamer looooser
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