Verizon: T-Mobile's Legere 'Is Simply Wrong'
Wow... Verizon is full of deceit
Verizon is pointing out how it's hypocritical for tmobile to be a big company but still hold victim /underdog status to curry favor for a legeslative(sp) block on bigger companies for the auction.
So no they aren't wrong.
I highly doubt the fcc was like "oh hey Verizon here's free spectrum! " also too what does that have to do with tmobile playing the victim to curry favor in auctions when I can't handle it's own
"This type of loaded rhetoric is particularly ironic coming from these two legacy monopoly carriers which were handed their original low-frequency licenses, free of charge in the monopoly era. "
'Verizon's traditional strength has been a 30-year-old gift—the low-band, 850MHz spectrum its predecessors got from the government in the 1980s."
"They have superior networks and coverage because back in the 1980's they were ILEC's and received the "B" side 850MHz spectrum at no charge. They could then use the money they saved to build their networks and subsidize it with wireline revenue. The "A" side was also given away and through mergers and acquisitions became owned by either AT&T (New York area - Verizon has "B") or Verizon. All new companies that entered the market since then have had to buy spectrum before they could even deploy one transmitter. AT&T and Verizon received preferential government treatment for decades and they leveraged that against competitors. "
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Remember that in case of a water crash your seat's cushion can be used as a flotation device.
Enjoy the trip!
After being given spectrum, AT&T and Verizon are each one step away from being a monopoly. And as long as they can buy spectrum (that Verizon have even said they don't need), they can make sure there is no competition. Buying up all the resources to keep someone else from competing isn't competition.
That are not some underdog in this.
I remember reading something about 1-2 months ago about how although ATT and Verizon may own the most bandwidth, they have the least amount of bandwidth per customer when compared to T-Mobile and Sprint.
That is why Verizon and ATT are eager to participate in more spectrum auction since they both will be at full capacity sooner in the near future than either T-Mobile or Sprint. That is why T-Mobile and Sprint still have a version of Unlimited data plan available at this time since they have more spectrum per customer to go around.
And it is the amount of spectrum per customer that determines the fastest possible connection speed on average assuming all of it is "built out" in a specific area.
The FCC is not stupid c...
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