AT&T lines up 700MHz deals in Kentucky, Illinois

26 May 2015

AT&T Mobility has taken steps to increase its network capacity in a handful of markets, Fierce Wireless reports, with the telecoms giant lining up a pair of new 700MHz spectrum deals. According to a regulatory filing submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T has agreed to purchase three Lower 700MHz C block concessions from East Kentucky Network, covering parts of Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The projected deal incorporates 12MHz of spectrum in 20 counties.

In a separate transaction, AT&T has struck a deal with Cellular Properties to purchase a pair of 700MHz A block licences and associated common carrier fixed point-to-point microwave permits covering two CMAs in parts of southern and eastern Illinois. If this transaction is approved AT&T will be assigned 25MHz of cellular spectrum in eleven counties.