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Federal Communications Commission
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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

Thursday, February 10, 2000

News Media Contact:
Meribeth McCarrick: 202-418-0654

Statement of FCC Chairman William E. Kennard on NextWave Bankruptcy Decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Today's decision is a big win for the American public. The decision brings us another step closer to auctioning this spectrum to give consumers more choice in advanced wireless communications, including greater and faster access to the Internet. These valuable licenses have lain fallow for far too long.

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