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AT&T Files to Buy Yet More 700MHz Spectrum

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Jun 3, 2011, 2:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

AT&T has filed paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to acquire a chunk of B Block 700MHz spectrum from Maxima International. This particular slice of airwaves is located in Houma and Thibodaux Counties in Louisiana. If the transaction is permitted, AT&T will walk away with 55MHz of spectrum below 1GHz in both counties. Terms weren't immediately disclosed. AT&T has been seeking blocks of 700MHz spectrum across the country in order to help increase the potential footprint for its forthcoming Long Term Evolution network.

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PaulAlcohol

Jun 6, 2011, 10:58 AM

So....

Who has forgotten what this article was about? *raises hand* Guess I'll go read it.
Vincent513

Jun 3, 2011, 3:30 PM

AT&T ISN'T PLAYING AROUND...

I HAVE AT&T... THEY AREN'T ALL THAT BAD... PPL SHOULDN'T ALWAYS BASH THEM... LEAST THEY LET ME ALWAYS MAKE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WHEN I CAN'T PAY MY BILL AT THE TIME WHEN I HAVE ISSUES... BUT YEAH THEY ARE COOL MAN... THIS YEAR IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE BUYING AND BUYING TO IMPROVE IT'S NETWORK MORE... I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH MY ATT SERVICE... I AIN'T ALL THAT BUT IT'S NOT SOOOO BAD... GO AT&T!!!!!
Consumer Reports bashes the living SH1T out of them for being the LOWEST RATED carrier of the Big 4 in all its user surveys.
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ELawson87

Jun 4, 2011, 12:28 PM

Can they leave T-Mobile alone now?

I mean, they're only buying T-Mobile for more spectrum(screw the customers and employees), so if they're just going to buy more this way, how about they not destroy the jobs of most of 40,000 T-Mo employees?

>_>
Dude, destroy jobs? T-mobile employees will either get a HUGE check if they lose their jobs or get a HUGE check if they work for AT&T. Seems like a win win.
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Leave TMO alone? It was their parent DT who wanted to sell. Why don't you call Bonn and ask for their CEO and tell them how you don't think its fair and its not right, I'm sure we will hear the laughing all the way from there.
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island-guy

Jun 3, 2011, 4:51 PM

To what end?

It seems that At&t apparently has the money to improve their existing network but would rather focus on becoming the largest provider to what end? How are they going to convince the public that they will deliver a solid network once their allowed to attain all this spectrum given their track record?
By showing those TV ads?

Like that guy watching TV on his cab, or that DMV commercial.

My question is, how many minutes of TV I can watch before the 2Gigs are up?

Of course, I am not buying it. (either the phones or the ads).
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ATT doesnt seem to want to use spectrum it already has. I think the FCC should attact a "use by" date to all new spectrum.
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