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AT&T Doesn't Like 600MHz Auction Rules, May Skip It

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Top message:  Sounds like someone's having a temper tantrum by amarryat   Apr 17, 2014, 8:20 AM

Replying to:  Re: Sounds like someone's having a temper tantrum by rwalford79   Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 AM

Re: Sounds like someone's having a temper tantrum

by Slammer    Apr 17, 2014, 11:50 AM   edited Apr 17, 2014, 11:56 AM

I'm worried about you rwalford.

I don't believe you're thinking logically. While I feel leaving the 600mhz spectrum out of the hands of VZW and AT&T is a step forward for consumer balance, handing it all over to tmobile isn't going to help the industry any better than giving it all to the two largest. It will be an astronomical financial burden and responsibilty for tmobile to utilize the spectrum in a reasonable time frame. While the lower spectrum is more desirable, tmobile already has 700Mhz spectrum for most of its markets. The concern would be to build out the rural areas. Towers, licensing and the red tape involved to add more infrastructure is not cheap nor is it guaranteed approval. The FCC needs to be convinced on how the spectrum can quickly adhere to the consumers advantage and the public saftey. Ideally, most of the small carriers should be involved. However, this is also going to be a tough goal to meet. This is where I feel Sprint AND Tmobile should have their chance at forming a cartel just as VZW and AT&T have done for far too long now.

In spite of how you feel about Sprint, they need each other. If you feel different, then I fully believe you do not care about the industry or yourself as a wireless consumer.

John B.

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