• FCC Approves Verizon/NextLink Transaction
  • December 27, 2017 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, the FCC issued an Order approving Verizon’s acquisition from XO Holdings (Nextlink) of approximately 150 wireless licenses in various bands, including: LMDS (28 GHz), 39 GHz, 3.65 GHz, and common carrier fixed point-to-point microwave licenses. Verizon previously leased LMDS and 39 GHz band licenses from Nextlink. The Commission approved the transaction despite an objection from the Competitive Carriers Association, which expressed spectrum aggregation concerns should the Commission endorse Verizon’s acquisition of additional spectrum.