FCC threatens to pull plug on Nextel

Back before its acquisition by Sprint, Nextel’s airwaves were overlapping a little too much with fire department and police radio frequencies, causing a bit of a stir. Nextel promised the FCC to fix the issue, and were on board to make a complete switch even after being bought up by Sprint. Well, they’re trying to buy more time, but the FCC isn’t listening. If Sprint can’t meet the deadline, Nextel’s some 20-odd million subscribers could have the plug pulled on them. Hopefully this is just big talk on the FCC’s part to light a fire under Sprint to get the rebanding done, but if not, there could be even more unhappy Sprint customers in the world.

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