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AT&T INC. filed this Form 8-K on 01/25/2013
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)  January 25, 2013
AT&T INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Delaware
1-8610
43-1301883
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

                      208 S. Akard St., Dallas, Texas
75202
                        (Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (210) 821-4105
 
                                                                                                                   
 
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On January 25, 2013, AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”, or “the Company”) announced that it has agreed to acquire spectrum in the 700 MHz B band from Verizon Wireless for $1.9 billion in cash and a contribution of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum licenses in five markets.

The 700 MHz licenses to be acquired by AT&T cover 42 million people in 18 states — California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

This acquisition complements AT&T’s existing holdings in the 700 MHz B band and will allow AT&T to continue to deploy 4G LTE services to meet demand for mobile Internet services on a wide array of smartphones, tablets and other devices. The company announced in November 2012 that it plans to reach 300 million people in the U.S. with its 4G LTE network by the end of 2014.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. AT&T anticipates closing the transaction in the second half of 2013.

CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Information set forth in this filing contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this filing based on new information or otherwise.


 
 

 


 
 
Signature
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 

 
 
AT&T INC.
   
   
   
Date: January 25, 2013
           By: /s/ Paul W. Stephens
                  Paul W. Stephens
            Senior Vice President and Controller
 
 
   

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