CTIA drops legal challenge over 700 MHz open-access rules

CTIA has dropped its legal challenge to the FCC's open-access provision of the C-Block of the 700 MHZ spectrum, ending a legal challenge that had stretched back into 2007.

CTIA first filed suit over the issue in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia following Verizon Wireless' decision to drop its case before the court because the court refused to grant it expedited treatment. The move came several months before the actual 700 MHz auction, in which Verizon wound up paying $4.7 billion for regional, open-access licenses. 

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