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Verizon to buy all of Qwest's Wireless Assets

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Andrew Shepherd, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     



    › See More: Verizon to buy all of Qwest's Wireless Assets
  2. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  3. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  4. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  5. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  6. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  7. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  8. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  9. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  10. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  11. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  12. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  13. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  14. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  15. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  16. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  17. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  18. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  19. I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now in
    southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service using
    the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access to
    the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.

    The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much rather
    keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!

    -Eric

    "Dan Albrich" <junkmail@shaney.uoregon.edui> wrote in message
    news:U7-dnS6a2u7HNXrdRVn2iw@comcast.com...
    > This appears to be a very good thing for Oregon/Washinton users. If I'm

    not
    > misunderstanding things, this should close the large gap on I5 between
    > Woodland WA and Chehalis WA which has been a problematic area due to weak
    > coverage provided by roaming partners in that stretch. So this should
    > eventually mean native Verizon coverage on I5 including data coverage.
    >
    > In addition, they included markets south of Eugene at Roseburg, Medford,
    > Grants Pass and Klamath Falls. This would imply native Verizon coverage on
    > I5 south of Eugene too.
    >
    > One nice detail in Eugene is that Qwest is one of two cellular companies
    > with a tower on the PLC building at the University of Oregon campus.

    Verizon
    > already has excellent coverage on the east campus, and with that tower,
    > they'll have good coverage on the west campus too.
    >
    > -Dan
    >
    > PS: They did not list any of the markets south of Eugene as new. Any

    native
    > Verizon coverage south of Eugene today is news to me.
    >
    > --
    > Eugene, Oregon -- Pacific Northwest
    > http://cell.uoregon.edu
    >
    >
    > "Andrew Shepherd" <cinema@ku.edu> wrote in message
    > news:33e89561.0407020150.4389c9de@posting.google.com...
    > > "Chris Russell" <noone@nowhere.nospam> wrote in message

    > news:<sy0Fc.31313$eH1.14885854@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>...
    > > > Check this out:
    > > >
    > > > http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=18722
    > > >
    > > > That solves the question of what Qwest would do with their wireless

    > assets
    > > > after they put all their wireless customers on SPCS spectrum.

    > >
    > > But the lingering question now is how will Sprint PCS integrate the
    > > Qwest Wireless markets (e.g. Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota)
    > > isolated outside of the SPCS footprint?
    > >
    > > Spectrum, at least, is not an issue -- as SPCS controls PCS spectrum
    > > across the entire country. Thus, conjecture has been that SPCS will
    > > utilize its own spectrum to co-locate on existing Qwest sites in the
    > > affected markets before decommissioning the Qwest network.
    > > Additionally, SPCS has started to absorb some Qwest sites in urban
    > > markets like Denver -- in order to ensure that migrated Qwest
    > > customers experience the fewest possible discrepancies in comparative
    > > signal coverage. If those site leases -- in both the isolated & urban
    > > markets -- are being divested to VZW, SPCS' transition strategy would
    > > seem to be adversely affected. Presumably, a provision w/in the
    > > purchase agreement will still allow SPCS to retain or co-locate on
    > > certain of the Qwest sites -- as Qwest is not in the position to stab
    > > SPCS in the back.
    > >
    > > http://www.qwest.com/about/media/pressroom/1,1720,1558_archive,00.html
    > > http://news.vzw.com/news/2004/07/pr2004-07-01j.html
    > >
    > > Several months ago, I started a Qwest Wireless PCS spectrum mapping
    > > project. I set it aside only partially complete -- the intact
    > > licenses are displayed; the partitioned &/or disaggregated licenses
    > > remain unfinished. I will complete the map sometime before the VZW
    > > transaction closes late this year or early next. In the meantime, the
    > > work-in-progress documents some of the spectrum which VZW will be
    > > acquiring.
    > >
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.gif
    > > http://people.ku.edu/~cinema/wireless/qwest_pcs.txt
    > >
    > > Andrew
    > > --
    > > Andrew Shepherd
    > > cinema@ku.edu
    > > cinema@sprintpcs.com
    > > http://www.wirelesswavelength.com/

    >
    >
     
  20. Dan Albrich

    Dan Albrich Guest

    "Eric Rosenberry" <erics@R3MOVErosenberry.org> wrote in message
    news:9tWdnds-Tbq5NHbdRVn-ug@comcast.com...
    >I am happy to see this aquisition take place, however, I am very concerned
    > about what it means for Verizon's Extended Network agreements. Right now
    > in
    > southern Oregon along I-5 you can use US-Cellular's network, Ramcell's
    > network, or SprintPCS's network all for free! If they turn up service
    > using
    > the 1900mhz Qwest gear right along I-5 I worry that we will loose access
    > to
    > the awesome US-Cellular 800mhz coverage.
    >
    > The seamless data roaming would be really nice, however, I would much
    > rather
    > keep the 800mhz US-Cellular service that just works!



    Hello Eric-

    I raised this same concern recently, and Bill Radio pointed out that more
    native coverage also means same or better roaming in most cases. In other
    words, if you actually live in say Grants Pass, and Verizon removes US
    Cellular, why would you choose Verizon? Just for a narrow I5 coverage?

    His point was once you have native coverage down there, coverage for Verizon
    users should improve. If we lose the coverage area provided by US Cellular,
    it would be a big step backwards. They'd probably also lose any hope of
    getting the locals to sign up with them too. (i.e. The locals down there
    continue to have US Cellular as an option, and as such, would never choose
    Verizon).

    So anyway, hopefully Bill is right (as he most often is) and all will be
    well.

    -Dan
     

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