reply to howexact
said by howexact :They acquired spectrum through acquisition of a company that did mobile satellite communication. Said spectrum wasn't meant to be used for terrestrial service, but rather ground-to-satellite. They were attempting to get a waiver to use it for ground-to-ground use, which they couldn't get due to interference it caused. They gambled and lost.
How exactly did they buy the original troublesome spectrum? Did the fcc sell it to them as usable ? If so, then yes, they do need to help them try to do a swap.. This idea might actually help nudge the big duo's in many areas to wakeup and build out.... /shrug