The Carriers’ Manufactured Spectrum Apocalypse

Remember when AT&T was holding its own customers hostage to try to make the case for that doomed T-Mobile merger? It was all about the looming spectrum crisis — that they’re running out of radio waves to carry calls and data. Brian X. Chen lucidly explains the carriers’ interest in maintaining that model: They “haven’t advocated for the newer technologies because they want to retain their monopolies.”

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