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NEWS: Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by About Dakota, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. About Dakota

    About Dakota Guest

    Maybe before Verizon Wireless bitches about not having enough spectrum,
    they should build out the spectrum they already own. Verizon Wireless
    owns spectrum for all of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, but
    there are very large areas of absolutely no coverage. The FCC should
    come up with a regulation that if a company owns spectrum and does not
    develop it in a due amount of time, it should be lost to a company that
    will. This will help fuel the growth of wireless services to areas not
    currently served.

    CK wrote:
    > Verizon Wireless Acquires Radio Spectrum, Network Assets From Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC
    > Monday September 8, 11:29 am ET
    >
    > BEDMINSTER, N.J. -(Dow Jones)- Verizon Wireless acquired Devon Mobile
    > Communications LLC's radio spectrum and network assets for $10.5 million.
    > The wireless service provider also acquired Devon's personal communication
    > services license and some network assets that cover the Lebanon, N.H., basic
    > trading area for $635,000.
    >
    > In a press release Monday, Verizon Wireless said the deals provides it with
    > capacity to meet future demand in Pittsburgh and expand into new service
    > areas in New Hampshire and Vermont.
    >
    > The Pittsburgh license has a total population of about 2.5 million.
    >
    > The Lebanon, N.H., license serves markets with a total population of
    > 181,600. Verizon Wireless expects to begin offering service to this area in
    > 2004.
    >
    > Verizon Wireless, which has 34.6 million customers, is a joint venture of
    > Verizon Communications and Vodafone Group PLC .
    >
    > Company Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com
    >
    > -Eamon Beltran; Dow Jones Newswires; 201-938-5400
    >
    >
    >
     



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  2. About Dakota

    About Dakota Guest

    Absolutely, no people, huh? I guess vegetables plant themselves and
    walk themselves to your supermarket when they're ready?

    Mike wrote:
    > On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 03:31:34 -0500, About Dakota <glaeske@yifan.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Maybe before Verizon Wireless bitches about not having enough spectrum,
    >>they should build out the spectrum they already own. Verizon Wireless
    >>owns spectrum for all of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, but
    >>there are very large areas of absolutely no coverage.

    >
    >
    > Umm, I hate to break it to you...you should probably already know
    > this... but there are very large areas of those three states with
    > ABSOLUTELY NO PEOPLE.


    I guess you've traveled extensively in those states, so you know,
    right?? There are people in these states. Maybe next time you should
    think of where your vegetables come from, your meat, even the gasoline
    in the car. It didn't come from underneath the basement of your house.



    > While in an ideal, utopian world, wireless companies would "build out
    > their spectrum to serve unserved areas"...building out spectrum costs
    > large amounts of money, and if they don't feel they'll get enough
    > revenue from doing so...well, VZW and other carriers are not charity
    > cases.
    >
    > If the government or someone wants to SUBSIDIZE building out sparsely
    > populated rural areas, then mandate it, that's another matter.
    >
    > I will say that I believe all U.S. interstate highways and major
    > highways to that level (i.e. major 4 lane U.S./state connectors)
    > should be covered. But I'm not about call for imposing the financial
    > conditions to do so.
    >
    > Mike
     

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