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Sprint Asks Obama to Set Up $2 Billion First-Responder Network

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Jan 18, 2009, 2:58 AM
Please do not respond if you

A.) Think Verizon, or AT&T would be a better choice because they are more 'reliable and have more customers....

B.) Think that Sprint is using this as a bailout for it's other projects...(IDEN/WIMAX) and that 2 billion is a lot of money..

C.) Think any ptt service is really comparable to IDEN

Here's why you should not reply...

If you think A... then you are wrong because, the reason the gov't wants a dedicated EMERGENCY service is that it is dedicated to just that. They do not want to SHARE services with everyday users. You may ask why not, AT&T and Verizon have such big great networks. That's part of the problem, in an emergency, their networks would be clogged with all of their customers tryin...

Jan 18, 2009, 3:05 AM
BTW, while it's not exactly as I predicted I actually mentioned a situation similar this this way back in May.

Re: Will Nextel end up with 1900 MHz spectrum?
by Mektah May 6, 2008, 7:04 AM

I doubt it. Sprint will take the 1900 MHz and run with it, and now that I think about it, that may have been the reason for the merger to begin with. It's an easy score, the government is trading a frequency you want, what's easier than bidding on it? Buying the company and jacking the spectrum, then selling the company off. That's obviously has to be one of the reason why DT is so interested, I mean why else would they be intested now instead of waiting until Sprint's too far gone to save themselves. I think in the end the government will eithe...

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