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Verizon Selling More 700MHz Airwaves to AT&T

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Top message:  The Cartel Continues........ by Slammer   Jan 25, 2013, 12:25 PM

Replying to:  Re: DUOPOLY. by LibtardExposer   Jan 25, 2013, 5:13 PM

Re: DUOPOLY.

by Zpike    Jan 25, 2013, 6:06 PM

I've read the argument to this point and it hasn't been a very good one, as neither of you has done much to support your positions. However, I do agree with you that Verizon and ATT holding the majority of the spectrum is a problem. Yet, I'm torn on the issue because I know they gobbled up the spectrum fair and square in an FCC auction. So, your point that small guys with big bucks aren't being given a chance isn't really true, because they could have bid on the spectrum as well. Furthermore, I'm not really interested in seeing big government push businesses around trying to tell them what's fair and what isn't fair for consumers. I'm not saying they shouldn't bust up monopolies or take steps against businesses with anti-competetive practices, but I think telling a business that bought its spectrum fair and square in an FCC auction that it now has too much spectrum and that it needs to give the little guy a chance may be a little more interference than I'm comfortable with. I think the government's role should be one of finding ways to encourage innovation and competition and less of one of trying to make everything equal. Making everything equal would drive prices up as well. Also, lets not rule out the possibility of other technology. 20 years ago you couldn't have convinced very many people at all that cellular technology could do what it's doing today. Heck, 30 years ago you couldn't convince most people that PC's could do what cell phones do every day. Who knows what the next technology will be. But lets not pretend that just because Verizon and ATT hold all this wireless spectrum there can't be anything else. Maybe the government should concentrate less on this and more on encouraging businesses to innovate new technology.

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