The Federal Communications Commission on Monday approved a deal aimed at providing smaller wireless companies with better access to smartphones that support 700 MHz signals. The agreement, which was fashioned among AT&T, DISH Network and other carriers, along with FCC staff, is said to have the potential to provide smartphone-makers with a greater incentive to develop models that more consumers can use. Also at the FCC, the agency adopted rules for deploying spectrum set aside for a national, first-responder network. The FCC will begin certifying equipment to work in the 700 MHz frequencies earmarked for the network.
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