FCC Likely To Reject T-Mobile’s Request To Further Limit AT&T And Verizon’s Spectrum Dominance

According to a new report by Reuters, the Federal Communications Commission will likely choose to ignore T-Mobile US Inc TMUS 1.46%‘s request to further limit the purchasing power of AT&T Inc. T 0.75% and Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.2% during the upcoming 2016 spectrum auction.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Reuters reported that the FCC is comfortable with the opportunities that smaller competitors, such as T-Mobile and Sprint Corp S 0.43%, will have against the two dominant telecom players in the airwave auction.

The Auction

The auction will provide participants their first opportunity to purchase low-frequency airwaves since 2008. These low-frequency air waves are ideal for transmitting large data loads over long distances or through physical barriers such as buildings. With the exploding consumer demand for data transmission, low-frequency air waves are prized possessions for the top names in the industry.

Limits Already In Place

According to the FCC, AT&T and Verizon already control…

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