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FCC Approves AT&T Purchase Of WCS Spectrum
2012-12-19 14:59:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In September of this year, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski brought AT&T one step closer to acquiring a nice, new chuck of WCS spectrum to use in their LTE rollout. The spectrum in question resides within a 20 MHz portion of the 2.3 GHz (or WCS) band. At the time, the spectrum was reserved for satellite radio, used by companies such as Sirius and XM. Today, however, AT&T has finally received full approval from the FCC...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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