MetroPCS reiterated its opposition to Verizon obtaining more Advanced Wireless Services (AWS-4) spectrum from SpectrumCo, LLC. MetroPCS expressed its continued dissatisfaction with the proposed transaction in an ex-parte meeting with Federal Communications Commissioners and staff.
MetroPCS has no problem with Verizon selling spectrum to T-Mobile. MetroPCS said in its ex-parte meeting that the sale proves that Verizon has more than enough spectrum. Before the FCC even thinks about approving the transfer of spectrum from SpectrumCo to Verizon, MetroPCS would like to see Verizon divest spectrum in certain markets including …gasp …Atlanta. MetroPCS would like to see divestiture of spectrum in Boston, Miami, and New York.
Personally, as a Verizon customer in Atlanta who has connections in Miami and New York, this is a no-no.
Seriously, though, the FCC should consider consumer welfare concerns before even contemplating such a request.