FCC approves AWS deal to Verizon as long as it goes to T-Mobile soon
0. phoneArena 24 Aug 2012, 13:55 posted on
The Federal Communications Commission officially approved Verizon's bid to buy a large amount of AWS spectrum from cable companies yesterday. This paves the way for the spectrum to be moved along to T-Mobile...
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2. MATOZ (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)
Smell like a LTE coming up for Tmobile in near future... hope so.
3. JGuinan007 (Posts: 662; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Why does the FCC keep giving things to T-mobile?
4. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)
Actually Verizon offered to sell some spectrum if the deal was approved but T-Mobile complained to the FCC so Verizon came back with offering T-Mobile some of the spectrum it was trying to acquire along with selling some as well.
6. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
For the same reason that AT&T was stopped from acquiring T-Mobile. Without T-Mobile, the major carriers would be only AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. And seeing as Sprint is not doing so well, AT&T and Verizon would have a choke hold on the mobile industry, making it easier to form a monopoly of sorts. Or maybe not.