Ahead of an auction for spectrum owned by TV broadcasters, the FCC is planning to review its...

|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of an auction for spectrum owned by TV broadcasters, the FCC is planning to review its rules for determining if a carrier owns too much spectrum. The FCC helped derail the AT&T/T-Mobile merger partly because of spectrum concerns, and also required major concessions from Verizon to approve its spectrum purchases from cable providers. AT&T is (officially, at least) praising the news, but so are smaller carriers such as Sprint (S), who argue current rules don't differentiate between bands.