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Senate Schedules Hearing to Discuss Verizon's Spectrum Grab

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Feb 29, 2012, 12:34 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The senate has booked March 21 to discuss Verizon Wireless's $3.9 billion bid to acquire 122 AWS spectrum licenses from a collection of cable companies. The hearing has been titled: "The Verizon/Cable Deals: Harmless Collaboration or a Threat to Competition and Consumers?" and will be led by Senator Herb Kohl of Wisconsin.

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Feb 29, 2012, 2:12 PM

Leave my Verizon alone Feds,at least they're spreading LTE out!

Why mess with Verizon? They have spectrum and they using it to spread their network out all over the country. They have more TRUE LTE (not bogus HSPA or 3.5G or WiMax) Coverage than all the other carriers combined and have plans to cover their ENTIRE nationwide 3G footprint by the end of 2013 with 4G LTE. By the end of 2013 AT&T will likely cover 50 major metropolitan cites and have a lot of excuses about their crappy data network, Sprint maybe 20 because they are broke because of the IPhone and T-Mobile will be just starting to think about phasing out EDGE by 2021, lol. They aren't just hoarding spectrum it like the lowlife's at AT&T. Isn't this what President Obama asked for, spreading high-speed internet access across the ENTIRE count...
You know what's MORE important than deploying a high speed, nationwide wireless network? I'll tell you:

Making sure there are enough COMPARABLE competitors to ensure that the free market practice of competitive pricing continues to function...
Yes they are. Verizon does not need AWS spectrum for their LTE roll out. Just as AT&T did not. This is an excuse to leverage T-Mobile out of LTE or at least make it as difficult as possible to graduate to LTE. They have enough spectrum already.
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