Verizon Will Divest 15 More Markets to Acquire Alltel
Oct 10, 2008, 3:53 PM by Eric M. Zeman
This week, Verizon Wireless voluntarily offered to divest another 15 markets — bringing the total to 100 — in order to entice the FCC into approving its planned acquisition of Alltel. The markets are located in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah. Verizon said it will give up one of the overlapping properties and spectrum in each the markets named. The FCC and U.S. Department of Justice need to approve the merger before it can move forward.
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I say let Verizon keep all their markets.
The New ATnT Wireless said:
They have the most nationwide coverage, why mess with that?!
Actually, without Alltel, they don't.
Verizon currently ranks last in terms of native coverage when compared to the f ...
MetroPCS is interested
They are pushing for a new way to allow ro...
I wish they would not acquire Alltel in the first place
ATT or US Cellular will buy most of the divested spectrum
So, is Albuquerque affected?
Also, does anyone know if the Verizon network is being divested, or is the Alltel network being divested? Verizon has a much larger user base in Albuquerque than Alltel, being the largest carrier here. I would guess that the Alltel network is being divested.
I also wonder, who will pick up the divested network or spectrum? I think that AT&T can use some additional spectrum here in Albuquerque to expand 3G coverage. AT&T has shown the most improvement here in Albuquerque in terms of service quality. AT&T should continue improving to overtake Verizon and T-Mobile as the lead...
Now if Atlantis holdings decided to divest their portion of the network prior to the merger desicion ...
This Will Be a Good Thing For Other Carriers
Everybody wins! 🙂
Being from Nebraksa...
Verizon's coverage here is wonderful.
Alltel is good in rural NE, but sucks in Omaha, which is the biggest city in NE.
That means (hopefully) that all those vzw cutomers will leave when they get transitioned to the Alltel network, and come to Sprint which is the 2nd best coverage in Omaha.