Verizon Wireless drops 700 MHz auction suit

Verizon Wireless has withdrawn its appeal of the FCC's 700 MHz spectrum auction's open-access rule, but CTIA quickly took up the reins and filed a similar complaint at U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Verizon Wireless withdrew its suit because the court denied its motion for expedited treatment.

"In challenging the 700 MHz order, petitioner does not seek to delay or overturn the results of any auction," CTIA told the court. "Petitioner does, however, seek to overturn certain aspects of the order that are at odds with prior commission rulings and with the realities of the competitive marketplace for wireless services."

For more on the lawsuit:
- read this article from RCR News

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