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AT&T Buys $2.5 Billion in 700Mhz Spectrum Licenses

AT&T's agreed to drop $2.5 billion into the pockets of Aloha Partners for a sizable chunk of the 700Mhz spectrum—12 megahertz worth covering 196 million people in 281 markets. It's the same frequency that the FCC will be auctioning off licenses to in just a couple of months. AT&T says they haven't decided what they're… » 10/09/07 3:40pm 10/09/07 3:40pm

Verizon's In a Pissy Mood This Week; Mad at FCC and Bob Marley's Family

First, they're peeing on the FCC's auction rules for the 700mhz spectrum that Google and others want a chunk of to do potentially cool stuff with. They're suing to overturn the open-access rules that would force buyers of certain slices of the spectrum to allow any safe device to use it. For an encore, after pulling… » 9/14/07 2:30am 9/14/07 2:30am