Verizon Looking for 700MHz Spectrum in Alaska
Verizon Wireless recently filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission in order to acquire a block of 700MHz spectrum that covers the state of Alaska. The current owner, Triad, paid $1.8 billion for the spectrum license, though Verizon hasn't disclosed what price it is willing to pay for the block of spectrum. A Verizon Wireless spokesperson told Fierce Wireless that the license acquisition would make Verizon's 700MHz footprint over the U.S. complete. Once acquired, Verizon could then provide voice and data services to the state of Alaska, where it currently has no presence. Verizon plans to roll out Long Term Evolution data service to 25 - 30 markets in the continental U.S. later this year using the 700MHz band.
Verizon: bring the awesomeness of LTE to the furthest stretches of the U.S.! ! !
I live in Las Vegas, and I like go to Boulder City on occasion just to get away, I'm looking forward to having 10+mb/s LTE in tiny little Boulder City the historic town of Hoover Dam, less than 30mi's from Vegas, but far enough away to be !AWAY!
75% of the U.S. will be covered by LTE from Verizon by April of 2012,...hmm, I wonder how much supposed progress ATT will make by April of 2012.