FCC Greenlights AT&T Spectrum Deal
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Cellular A Block licenses and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois. The deal also transfers CPI's assets and customers to AT&T. Even though the Cellular A Block spectrum falls under the 1 GHz threshold, the FCC does not believe the transaction will result in any competitive harm. Moreover, the improved performance of AT&T's network in the region may in fact benefit local consumers. The agency has thus given AT&T permission to move forward with the acquisition. Small transactions such as this are common between companies. AT&T did not place a dollar value on the spectrum transfer.
FCC Says AT&T Can Buy 700 MHz Licenses from Peoples
Jan 14, 2016
The FCC has approved AT&T's request to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. The transaction gives AT&T 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in two cellular market areas.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
Sep 23, 2016
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
AT&T Seeking 700MHz Spectrum from Peoples Wireless
Nov 6, 2015
AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to purchase two Lower 700 MHz C Block licenses from Peoples Wireless in Texas. If granted, AT&T would hold 24 MHz of contiguous, paired Lower 700 MHz spectrum in the two cellular market areas in question.
T-Mobile Boosts Throttling Threshold to 30 GB
Mar 9, 2017
T-Mobile will allow customers to use more LTE data before throttling them. Previously, T-Mobile said it would throttle the heaviest users after they surpass 28 GB of mobile data in a single billing period.
T-Mobile Ups Throttling Threshold to 50 GB
Sep 19, 2017
T-Mobile today said it will allow customers to use more LTE data before potentially throttling them. Previously, T-Mobile would slow the mobile internet speeds of the heaviest users after they surpassed 32 GB of mobile data in a single billing period.
Small transactions such as this are common between companies.