Bliley demands answers from FCC on NextWave deal

Weaver, Heather Forsgren
September 1999
RCR;09/13/99, Vol. 18 Issue 37, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that Thomas Bliley, chairman of the United States House Commerce Committee, is demanding that the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) explain its deal with Nextel Communications Inc. FCC recommendation that Nextel can buy spectrum licenses that bankrupt NextWave Telecom Inc. won at auction; Bliley's concern over FCC's alleged deal-making with private parties on matters affecting public interest.


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