said by Crookshanks:
What part of the above is so hard to understand?
The carriers paid billions of dollars for the right to EXCLUSIVELY broadcast transmissions in the cellular/PCS/AWS/etc bands. Stop acting as though it's some sort of conspiracy because they want the ability to control which devices broadcast on these frequencies, where they are located, and how much power they transmit.
They didn't pay billions. Verizon formed a shell company that was sold spectrum at a discount as small business and then after winning the bid closed out the company. These are the type of tactics telecom has used for years. They will do whatever they can to push the laws as far into their favor as possible. They want signal boosters for one reason only, less cost for them . If they can increase transmit power at the phone end then they win in a big way.