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Comments on news posted 2013-01-25 16:00:25: Last year Verizon completed a mammoth deal with the cable industry that involved Verizon buying $3.6 billion in spectrum, and included cable operators co-marketing Verizon LTE services. ..


sparc

join:2006-05-06

AT&T and Verizon....

perpetual winners in a rigged game

Skippy25

join:2000-09-13
Hazelwood, MO

This is what happens

when you have the same people that are suppose to regulate and control the industry also setting themselves up for future employment with the very companies they are suppose to be protecting us consumers from as an extension of Congress. Whom assigns them the job of Congress because they dont want to do it, yet don't give them the actual full authority to do what is needed.

Regulator should be barred from working in the industry they regulate for 10 years and this includes lobbying, consulting and forecasting as "unbiased" opinions.


SteelerRaw

@timet.com

Minor correction, Karl...

The 700MHz spectrum is not referred to as AWS.

»www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/advance···ices-aws

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
·Optimum Online
·Verizon FiOS

duopoly = consumer loses

the wireless market outside of at&t and verizon is pitiful at best and the government is just adding fuel to the fire...

millions of under-served wire line customers are being thrown under the bus as these greedy companies solidify parts of the market where they can price collude and offer less value to the consumer with zero repercussions...

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to SteelerRaw

Re: Minor correction, Karl...

It was 700 AND AWS. Some 700 was auctioned with the AWS.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

This is very good

It finally finishes the process of closing the spectrum gap between AT&T and Verizon in regards to LTE. For a while it looked like Verizon would run almost unopposed in a massive LTE rollout, creating an effective monopoly. Instead, they have let AT&T become much stronger in the process.

MTU
Premium
join:2005-02-15
San Luis Obispo, CA

Alternatives

Perhaps there's hope if Google assumes the mantle and offers a viable alternative to greedy Mutt & Jeff.


hyphenated

@bellsouth.net
reply to BiggA

Re: This is very good

Maybe ATT and Verizon will merge?


skeechan
Ai Otsukaholic
Premium
join:2012-01-26
AA169|170
kudos:2

Need to work on SoCal

In my area it is shitty 5X5, not much faster than fauxG.

en103

join:2011-05-02
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
Yup - this will help. They'll be exchanging 10MHz of AWS for a lower B on 700MHz in SoCal/LA market.
I'm in SoCal, land of no LTE yet (and don't really care, as my phone is only HSPA+, and have hit 14Mbps down here).


michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL

Best friends

Verizon: I got your back bro.
AT&T: Thanks man!
CableCo: Pleasure doing business gents. The extra revenue in landlines will allow us to control the landline market.

Acarney

join:2003-01-27
Richland, WA

Washington 2?

Anyone know what geographic area "Washington 2" covers? Would love to know if my area gained some new AT&T spectrum....

claydowns

join:2012-05-24
Ann Arbor, MI
Washington 2 is Cellular Market Area (CMA) 694. It's fairly large in land area. Looking on Google Maps it appears some of the populated places are Okanogan and Wenatchee if that helps any.

Assuming your profile location of Richland, WA is accurate, that's CMA 214. AT&T already owns both the lower B block and lower C block 700 MHz licenses there so I don't think your area is affected by this particular transaction.

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH
reply to hyphenated

Re: This is very good

Got out the pointy ears and green hair dye did we?

jc100

join:2002-04-10
reply to Skippy25

Re: This is what happens

Oversight = Under, Over, and everything in between except in the direct line of sight. The motto of regulation. You selective pick and choose to make infractions fit today's agenda.

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
·Optimum Online
·Verizon FiOS

look

look how entertaining apathy is in wireless

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=952Ln0cV8Ag

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Tampa, FL
kudos:1

AT&T

It is about time they buy more spectrum and continue to expand. I still hear a lot of complaints about customers getting dropped calls constantly. Why would you pay double the price for such a service?