Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Closely Examine Verizon Spectrum Purchase

Per standard procedure, Verizon has officially applied with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to purchase spectrum from Spectrum Co. 

The following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge:

"It is critical that the FCC be prepared to act if the application and the agreements raise the possibility of anti-competitive coordination. While it is important to get spectrum into productive use, the possibility that this may create 'backdoor' channels by which competitors may divide the market and keep out potential new entrants is very real. The FCC has authority to insist on reviewing the associated agreements, whatever the parties may say."

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