Regulators Approve AT&T's Acquisition of Alltel, With Conditions
Back in January AT&T announced they'd be paying $780 million to acquire Alltel
-- or what was left of Alltel after Verizon acquired most of it back in 2008. After seeing some FCC delays
regulators have now approved the deal -- with a few "conditions." According to the FCC announcement
, AT&T needs to deploy HSPA+ and LTE across all of Alltel’s current cell sites within the next 18 months. AT&T also needs to keep Alltel's CDMA 2G and 3G (EVDO) networks online until June 15, 2015 in order to aid roaming partners.