US Federal Communications Commission said AirCell of Colorado and LiveTV, a JetBlue Airways subsidiary, won the 144-round auction concluded June 2 for two air-ground spectrum licenses in the 800MHz band (ATWOnline, Jan. 16). Verizon Airfone's license to use the spectrum expires in May 2010 and it must relinquish three of the four MHz bands on which it operates within the next two years. AirCell bid $31.3 million for a 3-MHz block and LiveTV will pay $7 million for a 1-MHz block. Subject to ...

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