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AT&T is seeking more 700MHz spectrum

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AT&T is seeking more 700MHz spectrum
America’s second largest carrier filed a request with the FCC to buy spectrum from Broadband Wireless Unlimited, LLC. In a public notice released today by the FCC, AT&T is seeking to acquire nine Lower 700MHz Band B Block licenses from Broadband Unlimited.

AT&T intends to use the spectrum to increase its LTE capacity across nine markets (Cellular Market Areas or CMAs) in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The notice does not state which specific markets are within these licensed areas. In all, AT&T would hold 70-125MHz of spectrum in those markets. It looks as though the FCC is ready to give this transaction the green light unless “petitions to deny” are submitted by November 14th.

Since AT&T had to give up spectrum and cash to T-Mobile USA after its failed merger attempt, this spectrum will certainly help the carrier expand its footprint as it rolls out LTE services. Assuming the deal goes through, hopefully that means better service for AT&Ts customers in the near-term.

source: FCC

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posted on 01 Nov 2012, 00:29 3

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 384; Member since: 12 May 2012)

I always hope for better service from AT&T...

However, seeing as its been 15 years and 3 different states, its a hope in the lightest of its definitions, else, I have totally given up on AT&T service...

The one time they where great was AFTER the giant was broken apart, now that its been re-assembled, its once again back to being complete s**te

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 06:33 1

4. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

In my experience AT&T works better in most areas.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:43

14. tmoney83 (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 May 2009)

I agree. I go on alot of road trips East Coast and my lady has tmobile now i must say at home she win the war but on the road its baby can i see your phone

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 08:44 2

5. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

I miss my At&t and I am will be happy to go back. Sprint is the worst service ever.

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 12:17 1

7. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

AT&T has been thru alot of networking problems, but they are working on getting back to where they were a few years ago.

I used to work for AT&T (both Customer Relations and Sales) and the "bad apples" AT&T has.........tarnished their reputation. I think that AT&T is working on improving their brand and thats good enough for me. Ive had AT&T for a couple years now and i cant complain about it. I cant stand Sprint because of their spending limit, I dont like Tmobile because you're paying an arm and leg for their phones and their close to being bought out again which means you dont know whats going to happen to them. As far as Verizon is concerned, theres something shady about them. I cant put my finger on it, but i dont trust them

I'll stay with AT&T and hang in there while they try to improve their image

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 18:00 2

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

AT&T's problem is that they have not fully unified the companies' systems from acquisitions and between DSL/phone, Uverse and wireless. A lot of miscommunication still goes on there. Plus, now they try to sell Uverse to wireless customers - very annoying.
They do work well, along with Verizon here in Cali.

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