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AT&T is seeking more 700MHz spectrum

America’s second largest carrier filed a request with the FCC to buy spectrum from Broadband Wireless Unlimited, LLC. In a public notice released today by the FCC, ATT is seeking to acquire nine Lower 700MHz Band B Block licenses from Broadband Unlimited.

ATT intends to use the spectrum to increase its LTE capacity across nine markets (Cellular Market Areas or CMAs) in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The notice does not state which specific markets are within these licensed areas. In all, ATT would hold 70-125MHz of spectrum in those markets. It looks as though the FCC is ready to give this transaction the green light unless “petitions to deny” are submitted by November 14th.

Since ATT had to give up spectrum and cash to T-Mobile USA after its failed merger attempt, this spectrum will certainly help the carrier expand its

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