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FCC Chair Stands by Proposal to Limit AT&T and Verizon

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B-Sides

Apr 18, 2014, 5:39 PM

What a joke!

I find it laughable that the government would step in to block two of the largest carriers from acquiring more spectrum at the auction. Its not like the government forced people to choose both AT&T or Verizon, it was the consumer who made the choice and they did so because these companies offered a better, more reliable network.
This would open a worm hole that would create precedent for other agencies in the future and is, in the end, bad for us consumers!
On a separate note, aren't both Sprint and T-Mobile flush with cash? Softbank is a major carrier overseas and DT is no slouch either. Sounds to me like they are trying to play possum to get their mitts on more spectrum at a lesser cost!
Wrong. Verizon is the product of a merger. Bell Atlantic Mobility, Prime Co and GTE not to mention Air Touch Cellular. They divested some of GTE's properties to Alltel and later snagged Alltel back after Alltel had gobbled up Century Tel and Western...
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gfondeur

Apr 17, 2014, 4:29 PM

legit question,

The 800mhz band from sprint it's not considered "low band"?

I ask because sprint it's been compare to t-mobile as a not "low band" holder carrier,
It's a fair question, and I would argue that Sprint is still at a disadvantage due to the IBEZ limitations on the use of its spectrum. They're also the only carrier with SMR spectrum, whereas 600MHz spectrum will end up as a roaming option for likely...
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Maybe it's because it's such a small chunk that it doesn't really count. I don't think they can do much with it.
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