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FCC Delays AWS Auction

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May 19, 2006, 7:10 PM   by (staff)

Five weeks before the the FCC was expected begin selling 1122 wireless licenses, the agency has delayed the auction until August 9. The FCC claims that bidders needed more time to prepare for the auction. This is possible as entrants like Leap have said they need to sell off stock to raise money for the auction. However it is also possible the delay is designed to give the FCC time to negotiate, or fight, with companies upset over changes to the designated entity rules. Three small companies have threatened to sue over the changes, despite the fact that the changes were designed to aid small carriers and network providers. Large carriers, which the designated entity changes will hit hardest, are siding with the FCC's new rules and want the auction to begin as soon as possible.

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Me2

May 20, 2006, 12:09 PM

Who is suing and why?

I thought that these rules would give smaller carriers an edge and actually give them a chance at winning something.... Unless the small carriers liked the deals the larger carriers were making with them so that the larger carriers could acquire more spectrum at cheaper prices? ๐Ÿ˜•
3 companies - Council Tree, MMTC and Bethel Native are the ones threatening to sue. i'm not saying i know the reason for sure, but i might have a good guess. it is VERY possible that since we haven't heard of these companies, that they make their mone...
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