FCC approved Verizon buyout of Alltel
Additionally, Alltel is considered a key roaming partner for regional wireless carriers, and the small companies were concerned that the new Verizon would cause a hike in the price of roaming agreements. In an effort to lower the concerns of various companies, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin proposed extending existing roaming agreements to two years after the merger. Verizon quickly responded and offered to extend the agreements for four years.
Expect to see Veritel, or Allizon, or whatever they plan to call it, coming to a city near you...
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