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FCC Commish Uses Sprint As Launch Point to Bash Auction

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This guy doesn't get it!


Sep 28, 2015, 12:09 PM
The FCC didn't use spectrum screens in the past and look where we are today: Two carriers are hogging the majority of low band spectrum while the rest is either laying fallow (Dish) or is being held captive by spectrum squatters. The result of this is higher prices to consumers with less competition.

It is perfectly reasonable for the FCC to do something which is in the overall public interest, even if that means a little less revenue to the government from the auction itself.

Sep 28, 2015, 5:49 PM
That is right! Even if T-Mobile is allowed to pick up a large portion, they will simply be evening things out by allowing it. ATT and Verizon have a TON of spectrum and Sprint is sitting on a sizable amount as well. Go T-Mobile!

Sep 29, 2015, 7:24 PM
Sprint is sitting on the most. Once heavy HD streaming becomes the norm, Sprint will definitely be In a good position with their spectrum holdings that were once thought 'useless'.

WiMAX may have died, but using that for LTE with a bunch of repeaters in cities and buildings is going to be VERY advantageous for them. Imagine football stadiums.....

As for 600 - yes, it'll travel further and deeper, but I don't think they quite care about letting the cows in Montana stream Netflix yet.....

Blanket as many high-pop areas with fast LTE and work your way out with more towers for the smaller areas. It's not as if they don't have spectrum capable of such - it may not be 600-700, but it's good enough for most scenarios.

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