T-Mobile CEO Calls AWS-3 Auction Disaster for Consumers

Before the FCC is carried off on the collective shoulders of Washington auction watchers for the record $45 billion raised in the AWS-3 auction, T-Mobile's CEO says the auction was a "disaster" for consumers, and does not want the FCC to repeat that scenario with the broadcast incentive auction.

That discouraging word came in a blog post by John Legere, T-Mobile president and CEO.

He conceded that the auction was a financial success "many times over," But he said that "overall," it was a "disaster for American wireless consumers."

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.