Monday, June 22, 2015

“No” to T-Mo?

In February after the AWS-3 spectrum auction had closed, President and CEO John Legere at T-Mobile took to the company’s blog urging people to “speak up for America’s wireless future.” This blog, which took shots at the Dish Network, AT&T, and Verizon, ultimately urged the FCC to make changes to the auction rules. With the 2016 incentive auction coming up, T-Mobile’s request has been a hot topic. In the blog, Legere said the FCC needed to reject AT&T and Verizon’s request to delay the auction, “Verizon just admitted publicly that they have vast amounts of spectrum already, and don’t need to buy a lot more. So if they are restocking their coffers, they are doing it for one reason, and one reason only: to keep competitors out! Don’t let them strangle competition and buy out the future of American wireless. The sooner this auction happens, the better,” he wrote. The one major rule that Legere urged the FCC to change, was to promote competition by reserving 40 MHz or at least half of the available spectrum in the next auction for sale to the competition. And finally, he asked the FCC to change the rules so this valuable spectrum to be used for its intended purpose and not collected and traded. Continue reading here

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