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US DoJ calls for FCC spectrum rules to protect smaller players

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Monday 15 April 13

Justice Department stops short of calling on telco regulator to reserve spectrum...but only just.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tweak its spectrum policies to protect smaller players. In a letter sent to the watchdog last week, the DoJ's antitrust division highlighted that the country's two largest players, AT&T and Verizon, hold the "vast majority" of its low-frequency spectrum. "This results in the two smaller nationwide carriers (Sprint and T…

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tweak its spectrum policies to protect smaller players. In a letter sent to the watchdog last week, the DoJ's antitrust division highlighted that the country's two largest players, AT&T and Verizon, hold the "vast majority" of its low-frequency spectrum. "This results in the two smaller nationwide carriers (Sprint and T…

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