Friday, 28 July 2017

The FCC giveth and the FCC taketh away

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 07 August 15

U.S. telcos react to regulator's decisions to reserve 600-MHz frequencies for small players and deny Dish's discount on AWS-3 spectrum.

U.S. telcos hoping to shake AT&T and Verizon out of their comfort zone had cause to cheer this week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed its plan to reserve spectrum for smaller players in next year's incentive auction. The regulator has set aside 30 MHz of 600-MHz spectrum for service providers that currently hold less than a third of the available low-band spectrum in a given licence area. This is good news for competition, particularly in some rural and remote areas where consumers are stuck with either one of AT&amp…

U.S. telcos hoping to shake AT&T and Verizon out of their comfort zone had cause to cheer this week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed its plan to reserve spectrum for smaller players in next year's incentive auction. The regulator has set aside 30 MHz of 600-MHz spectrum for service providers that currently hold less than a third of the available low-band spectrum in a given licence area. This is good news for competition, particularly in some rural and remote areas where consumers are stuck with either one of AT&amp…

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