The FCC yesterday approved AT&T's bid to soak up spectrum from Comcast, stating the "proposed transactions would serve the public interest." The deal gives AT&T licenses to AWS-1 and WCS spectrum in 608 markets, covering 82 percent of the U.S. population in 48 states.
Verizon Wireless and the four cable operators it is buying spectrum from have presented the FCC with a nuanced explanation of a marketing and cross-selling arrangement that was penned at the same time the companies agreed on a $3.9 billion sale of AWS spectrum.
It won't be long before video from the Internet is always within reach — whether it's on a smartphone, a tablet computer or a high-end television in the living room.
Comcast has extended availability of 3G wireless data service in Connecticut and Vermont under its Xfinity Internet2go label.
Comcast won't be pumping more money into Clearwire, company CEO Mike Angelakis said at an investor conference this week.
Count Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Comcast among the newest members of the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
Clearwire has secured an additional $920 million in debt financing, bringing its total fundraising efforts to $2.8 billion in debt and equity.