DOJ Signs Off on New Spectrum Deal for Verizon, T-Mobile and Cable Companies

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Verizon was able to jump through enough hoops to convince the Department of Justice to okay their broad spectrum deal with the cable companies. Previously shared with you guys that Verizon was working toward buying additional spectrum from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cox Communications. T-Mobile was also involved because to facilitate the deal, Verizon needed to agree to swap spectrum with them. The deal was held up by the FCC and the Department of Justice over concerns that the cross-marketing agreements between Verizon and the Cable companies would be anti-competitive and stifle competition for landline Internet service. Here's a quote with some additional details on the deal,

    Source: WashingtonPost
     
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    shnifty.
    what will this mean for me?
    way more 4g coverage from verizon all around good ol us?
    or faster 4g because theres more , space?
    (i dont really know whats going on, where am i?)
     
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    ^^^
    Exactly.....