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I could just be really, REALLY dumb, but


Sep 7, 2011, 2:47 AM
"We of course will vigorously contest this matter in court as AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile USA will: help solve our nation's spectrum exhaust situation and improve wireless service for millions;"

-How do they see "the nation" gaining more spectrum by them buying up an existing competitor along with said competitor's existing spectrum??

Assuming of course, that by "spectrum exhaust situation" they mean that the nation is running out of useable spectrum, buying TMO will import spectrum from DT/Europe, or another planet, or... what?? I think my logic is sound, but I would love for someone to clarify this if im just being stupid.

Sep 7, 2011, 6:26 AM
---" Assuming of course, that by "spectrum exhaust situation" they mean that the nation is running out of useable spectrum"---

AT&T is manipulating the facts.

AT&T is trying to use jargon to confuse the country for their benefit.

True, The amount of readily available "useable" spectrum up for grabs, is indeed scarce. However, it has nothing to do with purchasing Tmobile. It will not magically bring new spectrum to the Nation. It is only shifting what TmobileUSA already has and become AT&T's.

Now there is another point of view:

With Tmobile's subscriber base not utilizing all of it's spectrum, one would perceive that ATT would utilize more of that spectrum, creating the illusion that this would bring more spectrum to the ...

Sep 7, 2011, 3:22 PM
Great answer John, now I know im not just crazy :-)

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