Why no Alltel
? They seemed to me to be one of the biggest players as far as non national providers. And yet no AWS purchases? Not even a newly created small company to help them buy it cheaper. To me that looks like they don't want to spend any of the companies revenue on spectrum possibly to maintain current company value? Perhaps Verizon is plaaning on buying more than just spectrum. Wink Wink
Seeing as how they are already one of Verizon's biggest roaming partners that would explain them being absent from the auction. Verizon's goal seems aim at being the spectrum king.