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FCC Approves AT&T 700MHz Buy

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Feb 5, 2008, 4:17 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The FCC has approved AT&T's purchase of 12MHz of spectrum in the 700MHz band from Aloha Spectrum Holdings. The spectrum covers 196 million U.S. residents and includes 72 of the top 100 markets. AT&T originally announced the purchase, for $2.5 billion, in October of last year. AT&T will use the spectrum for its planned broadcast video service and other two-way communications. This spectrum is not part of the FCC's current 700MHz spectrum auction.

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bones boy

Feb 5, 2008, 4:30 PM

Exactly which spectrum is this?

746-764 MHz? 764-776 MHz? or 794-806 MHz?
I don't know exactly what those particular frequencies are, I can give you an idea that the whole 700 MHz is currently used by TV channels 52 thru 69 that will be turned off once the U.S. switches to digital TV.

Feb 6, 2008, 2:10 PM

AT&T finds a loop hole!!!

so now that at&t purchased the spectrum out of the auction they don't have to follow the open spectrum rules!!! ๐Ÿ˜ at&t is kick ass!!

Feb 5, 2008, 6:08 PM

how do you...

obtain spectrum??? cuz that sheeeit is HOOTTT! ๐Ÿ˜›
You either

A) Purchase a carrier that is licensed (which is what AT&T did)


B) Go to the FCC auctions
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