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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spectrum’

T-Mobile to Buy Verizon Spectrum For $2.3 Billion

Late last week, T-Mobile CEO John Legere criticized AT&T’s announcement that it would pay up to $450 to T-Mobile subscribers who switch to AT&T. Calling the move “desperate,” Legere said the move was a clear sign that T-Mobile had made AT&T “uncomfortable.” He then teased that T-Mobile would have more industry-changing news coming out of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show …

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Verizon, AT&T Complete $1.9 Billion Spectrum Transaction

AT&T and Verizon this week announced that a $1.9 billion spectrum deal between the companies has been finalized. AT&T paid the billions to Verizon for 39 lower 700MHz B Block spectrum licenses. The deal between the largest mobile providers in the U.S. was announced back in January, and just this month was approved by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). …

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Google Creates TV White Space Map, Starts Public Spectrum Trial

There’s a lot of wireless spectrum out there, but mobile devices can’t take advantage of some of it as it goes towards other uses. There is a lot of unused spectrum though, and Google wants to free it up. Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is working with other tech companies to create a database of unused TV white space. This …

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Verizon Wireless Sells Spectrum to AT&T For $1.9 billion

According to a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T has agreed to acquire spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $1.9 billion. The 700 MHz Block B licenses will cover 42 million people in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming. The …

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Sprint Purchases Midwest Spectrum, Customers From U.S. Cellular

Sprint announced today that it will acquire PCS spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular for $480 million. Parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and the Chicago and St. Louis markets are all part of the deal. Sprint stated that the new spectrum will be used to “supplement Sprint’s coverage in these areas as it continues to deploy its Network …

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Americans Are Consuming A Lot Of Mobile Data

Americans live in a consumer driven culture. Throughout the years, our society has been compelled to consume via text, radio, television, and now, the Internet. The methods of consuming data via the Internet have changed, however, and mobile data consumption is on the rise. In fact, mobile data consumption has exploded over the last few years. According to a new …

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Justice Department To Allow Verizon’s Spectrum Deal With Cable Companies

The Justice Department announced today it will allow Verizon’s proposed acquisitions of spectrum from cable companies Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications (as well as T-Mobile’s contingent purchase of a significant portion of that spectrum) to go forward, under a proposed antitrust settlement. The DoJ is, however, requiring some changes to the agreements concerning the sale of …

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Verizon-Cable Deal Raises Major Concerns, According to Public Knowledge

The dispute over Verizon Wireless’s bid to buy spectrum from several cable companies is still going strong even after last week’s hearing that attempted to answer some of the questions about it. As WebProNews previously reported, Verizon Wireless, in December, announced a deal to purchase unused airwaves from Comcast, Time Warner, Bright House Communications, and Cox Communications for nearly $3.6 …

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Verizon’s $4 Billion Spectrum Deal: Public Knowledge On How It Hurts Consumers, Competition

Last year ,Verizon announced it would purchase mobile spectrum licenses from several cable companies for about $4 billion. Competitors think this will give Verizon too much power and hurt competition. Complaints from T-Mobile USA, Sprint Nextel, Public Knowledge, and the National Consumer Law Center have been filed with the FCC, trying to get Verizon’s efforts blocked. WebProNews interviewed Public Knowledge …

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Payroll Tax Cut Bill Comes With Spectrum Auction Funding

Today, Washington passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act, extending the Payroll Tax Cut and unemployment benefits. Part of this was the authorization of the FCC to auction off wireless spectrum, which was proposed in the National Broadband Plan, introduced in 2010. Essentially, broadcasters with spectrum to spare forfeit the extra, and get some of the money …

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Interview: Here’s Why Open Auctions for 2G Spectrum Are the Best Option

The war in Washington over wireless spectrum is really beginning to heat up as policymakers and the FCC aren’t seeing eye to eye. The issue is commonly referred to as the “spectrum crunch” since wireless networks are quickly becoming overloaded.

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Verizon Expanding 4G LTE Network To Five New Markets

Verizon announced today that they are expanding their 4G LTE network. The network will be activated in five new markets tomorrow and expanded in three others. Tomorrow’s launches bring the total number of markets with access to the 4G network to 195. Verizon will flip the switch tomorrow on networks in Glens Falls and Utica in New York, Brownsville and …

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