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Cricket and UScellular "just playing by the rules"


Oct 16, 2006, 2:48 PM
First off, VERY informative article.

anywho, wasn't the FCC trying to discourage this by getting rid of blind bidding? Barat and that other co. just seem like corporate puppets.
Rich Brome

Oct 16, 2006, 3:01 PM
Blind bidding, designated entities... yes, it's all very controversial, for obvious reasons.

Yes, the FCC did try reduce the amount of such shenanigans in this auction, and it is in fact much better than some previous auctions.

Without being an expert on all the FCC rules and corporate law, it appears that USCC and Cricket simply had very creative lawyers that found new loopholes in the new FCC rules. But I'm really not an expert on that part of this process.

Oct 16, 2006, 3:12 PM
thanx Rich, just seems kinda shady. Barat wireless would be the ugliest name in the wireless biz Laughing

i bet these co.'s are 'absorbed' by the co.'s that started them up - and they were obviously only established to get discounts on the aution.

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