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AT&T buys $1.9 billion worth of spectrum from Verizon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jan 2013 18:52

AT&T buys $1.9 billion worth of spectrum from Verizon Verizon has announced that AT&T will buy $1.9 billion worth of spectrum from its larger rival.
The airwaves should help the carrier boost its coverage for regions in the U.S. that cover up to 40 million people. The spectrum is the 700MHz range and will include major states like Texas, California, New York and Florida.

AT&T says it expects the deal to close in the Q3 of this year. The carrier will use the spectrum to improve its LTE network, which should reach nearly all of the U.S. by the end of 2014.

Verizon recently secured a separate spectrum deal with cable companies like Time Warner and Comcast, spending $3.6 billion last year to do so.

The deal will still need regulator approval.

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