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Upcoming FCC spectrum auctions should be structured to guarantee smaller nationwide carriers -...

Upcoming FCC spectrum auctions should be structured to guarantee smaller nationwide carriers - no doubt T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) and Sprint (S) - are able to purchase a fair share, so as to "improve the competitive dynamic among nationwide carriers and benefit consumers," the DOJ argues in a public filing. Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) and AT&T (T), who are already complaining the auctions (arriving in 2014 or later) will cap how much spectrum they can acquire, can't be happy to hear that.
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  • wpdsr001
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    This is encouraging news. You see, we the citizens of the United States own our airways and do not mind sharing them with business in order for the nations as a whole to benefit from what we own.

     

    It is good that our airways may now be shared more evenly with the many business that want to do business with us and I hope all do well but not at our expense.

     

    Now some of the more smaller companies will have a better chance to compete in the wireless market and a couple may even want to come together and join forces to form a third more equal and competitive company. This could do nothing but benefit all concerned.

     

    As for outside interests that have viewed the U.S. market as a much easier and softer market than their own, we welcome you, but this may not be as easy as it has in the past.

     

    This is in no way meant to be critical but to celebrate in the "Free Market" way of doing business. You see, the "Free Market" is people and not businesses.
    12 Apr 2013, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • STDvooh
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    Right now, CLWR, a small telecom, controls more spectrum than any other company in the USA. If the CLWR/S/Softbank deal is allowed to go through, that combination will control more spectrum that Verizon Wireless and ATT together, all under the control of a Japanese company.

     

    Let any new spectrum sold by the government, be auctioned off in a free market, with the highest bidder winning, to add the most money into the US Treasury, for the American taxpayers.
    12 Apr 2013, 04:57 PM Reply Like
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