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Government Affairs

Bringing the Benefits of the Incentive Auction to Consumers

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a dramatic evolution in wireless technologies, with a matching growth in consumer demand for new mobile broadband services. This, of course, means that carriers need more spectrum to meet that demand and continue to innovate. FCC Chairman Wheeler has recognized that, “[i]n much the same way that 700 MHz paved the way for America's world-leading deployment of 4G, so could 600 MHz accelerate U.S. deployment of 5G., and beyond.” 
Government Affairs

AT&T Plays a Broken Record of Broken Promises

In a recent blog post AT&T claims the best way to encourage broadband deployment in rural America is to establish “stringent build requirements” for winning bidders in the broadcast incentive auction.  The funny thing is that AT&T has a long history of promising to build out broadband to consumers – then failing to deliver on those promises – and not just in rural areas, but in urban areas as well.
Government Affairs

A Wireless 911 Indoor Location Roadmap That Works

We use our mobile phones for all sorts of activities, and increasingly, they are our principal tool to make emergency calls. Today, consumers take for granted they can call 911 from a highway accident scene or while driving past one.
Government Affairs

Fine Tuning the Incentive Auction Rules for Competition

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to auction returned TV broadcast spectrum for commercial wireless services as early as next year, and in T-Mobile’s view, it can’t happen soon enough.  
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