AT&T and U.S. Cellular Seek FCC Consent to PCS Spectrum Swap

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AT&T, Inc. (AT&T) and United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), along with various subsidiaries, are seeking Federal Communications Commission (FCC) consent to the simultaneous assignment and exchange of Broadband Personal Communications Service (PCS) licenses. AT&T would receive 10 to 20 MHz of Broadband PCS spectrum in 104 counties covering all or parts of 32 Cellular Market Areas (CMAs). U.S. Cellular would receive 10 to 15 MHz of Broadband PCS spectrum in 18 counties covering all or parts of seven CMAs. As a result of the proposed inter-market exchanges, AT&T would hold 76 to 185 MHz of spectrum, and U.S. Cellular would hold 34 to 91 MHz of spectrum, in the counties implicated by the proposed transaction. Petitions to Deny the proposed transaction are due January 5, 2015, and Oppositions are due January 15, 2015.

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