T-Mobile said this week that its wireless coverage and capacity in the New York metro area will grow more quickly under a new spectrum repacking agreement with FOX Television Stations.
The carrier and network announced a partnership to assist with the repacking of FOX’s 600 MHz spectrum, which T-Mobile said would move that process up by 16 months and result in millions of cost savings to the FCC’s $1.75 billion repack fund.
The deal, in particular, would move New Jersey-based WWOR-TV, which serves New York City, to another frequency early next year — more than a year ahead of the FCC’s August 2019 deadline.
“We’re committed to working with broadcasters across the country to clear 600 MHz spectrum, so we can preserve programming and bring increased wireless choice and competition across the country,” T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said in a statement.
The wireless provider earlier this year partnered with public broadcasting stations to help fund the moves of rural broadcast facilities to new frequencies.
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