Sandpaints, don't be so negative.
1 - The FCC needs to tee up ATT and Verizon for 5G
2 - ATT needs Fibertower far more than Verizon needs STRP but I strongly believe both will be approved with some conditions.
3 - The FCC does not want to look stupid to the masses. They look fairly stupid to us with their Fibertower decision, their StraightPath decision, and their failure to do any type of checks and balances on those who held licenses.
4 - So the FCC skimmed some cash out of the STRP deal and then they being no friend of the Fibertower group will want to skim some cash out of them as well as clearing the way for ATT.
5 - Do you realize the write up someone could do on the FCC after this shit storm if they don't tighten up all those loose strings. What happens if someone can get a judge to look at the BK case and throw things into a wild loop for ATT, 5G, and the FCC.
6 - Bottom line is 5G needs ATT and VZ to be competing and to have a completely clear runway for their plans and the FCC is the one that can make that happen. They screw it up over a a few hundred million here or there and your will have ATT and VZ screaming and politicking for new heads there.
7 - The question is did the two petitioners put forth enough information and cause for the FCC to say you know what there is something big there that could cause our 5G plans and ATT problems. I thought the reply by ATT/Fibertower to those 2 petitioners was weak and the two petitioners came back with solid left hooks to the jaw in their replies.
I would like to know more of what you think Sandpaints. Yes I think we are close to a decision as the T-Mobile and CCA appear almost desperate and are throwing some hail mary's out there to say at least they tried.