Cellular South to Skip Verizon's LTE Licensing Deal
Cellular South has indicated to the Federal Communications Commission that it will not participate in Verizon Wireless' Long Term Evolution licensing plan for rural regions. Verizon Wireless is offering small, regional carriers the opportunity to build their own LTE networks using Verizon's 700MHz spectrum. The program benefits Verizon in that it won't have to build-out LTE network coverage in those areas, and it benefits smaller carriers because they don't have to purchase the spectrum for their LTE networks. Cellular South said, "Cellular South will focus on building its own business, not helping Verizon expand its network." Cellular South purchased its own 700MHz spectrum in 2008 for $192 million. Further, Cellular South is asking that the FCC mandate that all 700MHz LTE devices be interoperable across networks. Bluegrass Cellular recently announced that it will partake in Verizon's offer to license the 700MHz spectrum and build an LTE network for its customers.
Jul 26, 2019
The US Department of Justice has given its blessing to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Several conditions — including a comprehensive deal with Dish intended to create a small fourth national carrier — have satisfied the federal government's anti-trust concerns.
Dec 19, 2018
T-Mobile went on the defense this week after being accused by the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) of misstating coverage. The RWA alleged that T-Mobile overstated where it provides coverage in rural areas.
Sep 14, 2018
Cricket Wireless today announced several promotions timed with the arrival of the fall season. First up, customers who open a new line of service with Cricket and port in their number can buy the Samsung Galaxy S9 for $499, a savings of $120 off the regular price.
Dec 6, 2019
The FCC this week announced that it plans to make up to $9 billion available to carriers to deploy 5G in rural areas where building new coverage wouldn't otherwise make economic sense. The money will be be allotted from the Universal Service Fund, which aims to bring communication services to everyone, a key function of the FCC.
Dec 7, 2018
A handful of Senators are asking the FCC to protect messaging services by keeping them classified as an information service. Last month, the FCC announced plans to reduce robocalls and spam messages.
Why should they?
Verizon is a stack of scumbags.
This is crap.
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