Cable Group Spending Big on Spectrum

Brown, Karen
September 2006
Multichannel News;9/25/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 38, p25
The article reports that the SpectrumCo Ltd. coalition has acquired Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses for more than $2.34 billion in the U.S. The coalition, which include Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc., Cox Communications Inc, Bright House Networks Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp., was a top bidder in the Federal Communications Commission's spectrum auction.


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