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T-Mobile, FOX Television Stations team up to repack 600 MHz spectrum

T-Mobile US Inc. teamed up with 21st Century Fox Inc.'s FOX Television Stations to help in repacking its 600 MHz spectrum.

The partnership will accelerate the final repack by 16 months and cut overall costs for the Incentive Auction Relocation fund by tens of millions of dollars, the carrier said in an Oct. 10 news release.

WWOR-TV will repack in early 2018, over a year sooner than the originally proposed Federal Communications Commission deadline of August 2019. The partnership will allow more than 19 million WWOR-TV households to access the programming while letting T-Mobile augment wireless coverage and capacity in the New York City area.

Earlier this year, PBS (US) and America's Public Television Stations entered into an agreement with T-Mobile to assist rural translators in the move to new airwaves.