AT&T, Verizon Detail Roaming Plans for FCC to Avoid Mandate
AT&T and Verizon Wireless have both presented evidence to the Federal Communications Commission in an attempt to curtail a government-regulated roaming mandate. Both companies argued that they have multiple roaming agreements with various partners. AT&T said it has more than 40 2.5G roaming agreements. Verizon said it has 65 roaming agreements, with more still under discussion. The Rural Cellular Association and the Rural Telecommunications Group, however, disagree and say that both companies refuse to offer roaming agreements unless they can fill in a coverage gap on their own maps. The groups said in a filing with the FCC, "If AT&T or Verizon do not have 3G holes to fill, they do not want a carrier to have the benefit of roaming on their respective 3G networks."
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The Government is to blame..... but that doesn't make the BIG 2 innocent
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The FCC's Goals are Clear
To say that AT&T and Verizon have an obligation to give away their service to smaller carriers and get absolutely nothing in return is to say that they have a moral obligation to go bankrupt and cease all operations.
Just giving away your network and get absolutely nothing in return is simply bad business which will lead to bankruptcy, anyone with any sense can see that. But for the FCC, this is the objective. They want to bankrupt the national carriers, so that they will be able to step in as 'saviors' and start up a system of government control.
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