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FCC Mandates that AT&T and Verizon Allow Data Roaming

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Replying to:  Lame FCC by glinc   Apr 7, 2011, 12:19 PM

Re: Lame FCC

by lostandfound    Apr 7, 2011, 12:45 PM

The thing Verizon and ATT are not taking into account is that together they own more than 70% of all the available spectrum for mobile phone services in America. Rural carriers already have data networks in the markets they serve (and they do invest in their small local networks) but they cannot expand beyond to other regions for spectrum reasons. This will be beneficial to consumers in rural America.

Without trying to sounds like a commie, Verizon/ATT need to realize that spectrum is a national resource. They are the ones that dont invest in the rural areas because they know there is no demand or money. Rural carriers take up that burden of niche markets while ATT and Verizon are just worried on increasing their margins in highly profitable areas.

Some rural areas covered by ATT only have GPRS till this day! They dont invest fairly.

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