UNDATED (CNN) -- The Department of Justice says it'll approve a controversial deal between Verizon and major cable providers. But the government tweaked the agreement first.
Verizon agreed last year to buy $3.6 billion of unused wireless spectrum held by the cable companies: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, and Bright House.
The companies plan to cross-sell each other's services, but the Justice Department says that's not OK wherever Verizon's FiOS is offered.
That's because FiOS rivals the cable companies' TV and broadband offerings.
The Justice Department also limited the length of the agreement. It will end in December, 2016.
Next, the Federal Communications Commission must sign off on the deal.