Spectrum is the new beach front property according to Peter Radizeski @radinfo and he has a very reliable source which tells him Verizon is in late-stage talks to purchase XO Communications.
More from Peter:
“XO is the largest owner of LMDS spectrum, currently  worth $35.8 million, in the nation. NextLink, the wireless operation of XOHO, recently launched its broadband wireless services in Las Vegas and increased its wireless portfolio to 14 markets at the speed of covering 1 to 2 metro areas/month: Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta, Tampa, Miami, Nashville, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, LA, Seattle, Phoenix, Las Vegas – already more than its almost only competitor in LMDS fixed wireless services, FiberTower. The remaining large LMDS spectrum owner, Level 3, through its acquisition of Telecove.” [seekingalpha
] IDT also owned a chunk of this spectrum too.
We’ll see if he is correct – I have a lot of trust in his scoops – he has been very accurate in the past. As a reminder, I told you about Verizon’s Terremark spin off eight months before the Reuters exclusive. Hopefully TMCnet will be two for two on Verizon rumors.