Bill Would Give FCC 90 Days For Merger Reviews

Carlson, Caron
March 2000
Wireless Week;03/20/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p20
Trade Publication
Reports the introduction of the Telecommunications Merger Review Act of 2000 as part of the move of the United States Congress in railing against the United States Federal Communications Commission's review of mergers.


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