FCC OKs AT&T, Sirius XM Plan To Open Up Spectrum

Law360, New York (October 17, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved a plan that would allow AT&T Inc. to use a band of spectrum for mobile Internet without interfering with neighboring airwaves used by satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio Inc.

The plan allows AT&T to use some of the Wireless Communications Service's spectrum band to offer wireless Internet but would avoid interference with Sirius XM's services, which operates its satellite radio programming adjacent to the WCS band, the FCC said in a statement.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said Wednesday...
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