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. ..
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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?