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Congress close to green lighting spectrum auctions as Verizon and AT&T get ready to bid high

0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2012, 21:16 posted on

Congress is said to be on the verge of approving auctions of more wireless spectrum which spectrum-starved carriers like Verizon and AT&T dearly need to keep up with ever increasing data usage by their smartphone clutching customers...

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posted on 17 Feb 2012, 21:54 2

1. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


2 things. 1 - I don't have cable or anything else and use regular TV everyday, why spend money every month to watch nothing on cable. 2 - if they do sell the spectrum then why the hell isn't Sprint getting on board to buy any? Maybe they have no money left after the down fail of wimax. I don't really know but Verizon and AT&T are going to be even bigger if only those 2 buy up the spectrum. No raoming agreements for 4g LTE means a problem years down the line for Sprint and smaller carriers.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:04 1

3. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


I believe Sprint sold off their towers/network years ago.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 22:57

2. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


why doesnt the government lease the spectrum and simply monitor the activity by the different providers

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 09:23 2

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Because than their would be an uproar of people screaming about the Constitution, Communism, censorship, Big Brother, freedom... all the usual fun stuff by the tin-foilers.

posted on 17 Feb 2012, 23:21

4. no_name (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


sprint already has enough spectrum.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 00:16

5. Exile_One (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)


tmobile, where are you?

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 02:05 1

6. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


TMo doesnt care. As part of the failed ATT merger, they won some spectrum from ATT.

posted on 18 Feb 2012, 10:34

8. dallas90733 (Posts: 35; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)


I am wonder why LightSquared isn't on this and demand (since the FCC sold them some crappy spectrum) to switch spectrum or get their money back...lol

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 11:33

9. Stuticus (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Feb 2012)


Exactly. Why would the government sell the Spectrum to LightSquared, if they wern't going to let them use it? Not cool.

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