The Fight for Spectrum and Why You Should Care

January 5, 2014 at 12:48 am  •  Posted in News  •  0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is allowing TV broadcasters to sell their rights to wireless airwaves, an opportunity for cellphone providers to purchase the spectrum helping them provide better service in large office buildings and other hard-to-reach locations.

TV broadcasters use radio frequencies that are ideal for cellphone service. By acquiring these frequencies, cell phone providers can provide better coverage at a lower cost inside office buildings and rural areas. AT&T and Verizon already control 84% of the spectrum below 1 GHZ and have an incentive to keeping their competitors out of range.

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