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Verizon exec criticizes FCC's handling of SpectrumCo deal

Verizon CTO Tony Melone says the FCC's review of its deal to buy unused spectrum from cable companies is taking too long. And he's urging the agency to revamp its license transfer process.

By June 7, 2012


Verizon to use cable spectrum for LTE starting this year

CTO Nicola Palmer tells Fierce Wireless that the company is on track to begin using the 20MHz of AWS spectrum it bought last year from cable operators to boost capacity on its 4G LTE network.

By March 13, 2013


Verizon: Our 4G LTE network will soon carry most of our data

Not only will Verizon's LTE service be in 400 markets next week, but the carrier also notes that soon the network will carry the majority of its wireless data traffic.

By October 9, 2012


T-Mobile CEO: MetroPCS deal is no Sprint-Nextel repeat

T-Mobile execs explain how MetroPCS will improve their spectrum position by 40 percent in some markets. And they deflect criticism that the deal smacks of Sprint's failed attempt to merge with Nextel.

By October 3, 2012


Verizon and cable make concessions to close $3.9B deal

Verizon Wireless and SpectrumCo cable companies agree to scale back joint marketing arrangement to win OK from Department of Justice and FCC, says The Wall Street Journal. Approval for deal to be announced within weeks.

By August 14, 2012


What $3.9 billion Verizon/cable spectrum deal means to you (FAQ)

The FCC approved Verizon's $3.9 billion bid to buy wireless spectrum from a group of cable companies. But what does the final deal hashed out with regulators mean for consumers?

By August 25, 2012


Verizon wins FCC approval for spectrum deals -- with caveats

The FCC follows the lead of the Justice Department and approves Verizon's $3.9 billion bid to buy wireless spectrum from cable operators. But the agency also includes a few conditions.

By August 23, 2012


The ugly truth behind the FCC's Verizon-spectrum approval

The FCC may have approved Verizon's spectrum deal with cable companies, but it still wields too much influence over industry and should be reined in, two free-market guest bloggers argue.

By August 24, 2012


Regulators OK Verizon's $3.9B bid to buy cable spectrum

The Justice Department gave a greenlight to the deal between Verizon and a consortium of cable companies to move forward on swapping wireless spectrum. But there are conditions.

By August 16, 2012


The coming wireless spectrum apocalypse and how it hits you

Small carriers are worried about getting snuffed by the deep pockets of AT&T and Verizon Wireless, and they want help. What judges and regulators decide to do could impact your wallet for years to come.

By August 13, 2012