Friday, September 08, 2006

Sprint-Cable Group Leads in Wireless Bids

Alan Breznick writes on Light Reading:

A coalition of four top cable operators and Sprint Nextel Corp. appears close to capturing a hefty chunk of public wireless spectrum for cellular phone, fixed and mobile broadband, and other advanced services.

Known as SpectrumCo LLC, the Sprint/MSO consortium – which encompasses Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cox Communications Inc., and Bright House Networks – has placed the leading bids for 137 metro market licenses through the first 97 rounds of the federal government's ongoing Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS) auction.

The lineup of markets includes most of the nation's biggest urban areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington/Baltimore, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco/Oakland.

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