T-Mobile Wants FCC To Block Verizon's $4B Spectrum Buys

Law360, Los Angeles (February 22, 2012, 1:28 PM EST) -- T-Mobile USA Inc. told the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that Verizon Wireless' efforts to snatch up wireless spectrum licenses from Comcast Corp., Cox Communications Inc. and others for about $3.9 billion would harm competition and consumers.

T-Mobile, which spent much of last year pressing regulators to greenlight its now abandoned, $39 billion sale to AT&T Inc., said the FCC should block the acquisitions to “prevent an excessive concentration of mobile service spectrum holdings that is contrary to the public interest.” Its petition to deny was...
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