The following statement may be attributed to Jim Cicconi, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affair:

“Auctions should be open, not closed.  Any qualified carrier, including those on today’s letter, should have a chance to bid on any spectrum available in an auction.  This group, however, wants the FCC to stack the deck in its favor.  Congress is right to resist this notion.  In fact, what this group proposes could not be called an auction with a straight face.  These companies should be prepared to compete in a fair and open auction, and should stop seeking a rigged spectrum auction that would harm consumers and cost the Treasury billions.”

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