FCC Agrees to Test Shared Use of 1755-1780MHz Spectrum
Most companies still have 1X or EDGE networks which was a 2nd Generation technology.
Yet all you hear now is 4G or 4G LTE in all the commercials for wireless. If the FCC stop listening to the companies complain and impose rules that companies who are using the spectrum they have the most efficient way possible with tested technology will then be allowed to buy addition spectrum.
A wireless company like Verizon and AT&T has the weight behind them to ask the manufacturers to put 3G and 4G radios in the frequency they own but are using for a older technology so they can...
A problem with a lot of US companies - efficiency. They deem the initial costs outweigh the long term savings and overall benefit of both company and country.