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AT & T asks feds to get tough on Clearwire

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 8:40am
Brian Santo

AT&T is asking federal regulators to provide a stricter review of Sprint’s acquisition of Clearwire.

AT&T is not challenging the purchase, but the conditions under which the purchase will be evaluated, according to a Dow Jones report.

Indeed, late last year AT&T sold Clearwire the rights to some of the spectrum Clearwire will use for its WiMAX network.

The issue for AT&T is fairness. When it acquired Dobson Communications last year, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) evaluation considered airwaves that AT&T bought rights to, but which won’t be available until next February.

AT&T charges that when it comes to evaluating the Sprint-Clearwire deal, the FCC and other regulatory bodies are not considering airwaves Clearwire has yet to access.

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