Home  ›  News  ›

Rural Operators Want FCC to Cap Spectrum Holdings

Article Comments  9  

Jul 17, 2008, 2:23 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Rural Telecommunications Group has petitioned the FCC to reinstate a cap on how much spectrum any one wireless provider can hold in a single market. The cap was first introduced during the mid-90s and raised several times before being eliminated altogether in 2003. Now the FCC uses a 95MHz screen to judge mergers. The RTG wants the FCC to block any carrier from holding more than 110MHz of spectrum in a single market because it fears the growing strength of AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, each of which won more spectrum in this year's 700MHz auction.

RCR News »



This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.


Jul 17, 2008, 8:04 PM

Trying to stop an almost monopoly?

Are they making sure they get fair competition.
It won't be possible for there to be a monopoly. The biggest problem now is too many small carriers with inferior networks.

Jul 17, 2008, 8:52 PM

it's sad...

but at&t will just sit on the spectrum they have and not expand their network. they may add 3G(slowly) but actually adding towers to areas they have spectrum in that they don't have coverage will not be a priority. they don't want the best coverage in their home country, they want the best 'global' coverage.
Actually at&t spends more expanding its network each year than any other carrier. Not sure where you are but it costs over $250k to build a site, and so it needs make financial sense....
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2023 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.