FCC active on Election Day

17 Oct 2008

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has outlined the agenda for the Commission’s meeting on 4 November. Items include a vote on the use of ‘white space’ between television channels, and the approval of Verizon Wireless’ acquisition of rural carrier Alltel. Martin also said the Sprint-Clearwire WiMAX deal, valued at USD14.5 billion, which will merge all Clearwire and Sprint’s Xohm broadband assets, will receive the FCC’s seal of approval with no regulatory conditions attached.

United States, Alltel Corporation, Clearwire, Sprint Corporation (now part of T-Mobile US), Verizon Wireless