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FCC Needs To Be A Spectrum Hero
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7/19/2013 | 6:16:04 PM
re: FCC Needs To Be A Spectrum Hero
I respectfully disagree - AT&T and Verizon deserve to strongly limited, if not outright excluded, from acquiring more spectrum space and enhancing their near monopoly status. I'm free market guy, and it pains me to say this.

These two carriers built out their networks using funds from their land line and long distance business, which had near-monopoly status granted by various levels of government. . Residential and business users had no choice but give their phone business to Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic). These forced-subsidies were not available to the Cellular-only carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile.

When you look at cell phone plans it gets even worse. Verizon and AT&T charge almost the exact same amount for a given plan; the other carriers don't have the spectrum or financial resources to compete nationwide to provide lower costs for consumers. If permitted to bid, AT&T and Verizon will enhance their duopoly status, and make it even harder for other firms to compete.

Please contact the FCC and your representative. Say yes to more competition, and no to giving more power to the monopolies.


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