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    NerdRevenge
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    This was when the FCC auctioned off the current frequency spectrum for cell
    phone use. Maybe it was not cell phone service.

    One of these companies won an auction then shortly after had trouble making
    its payment on the FCC auction then filed bankruptcy.

    During this time the FCC took away their frequencies and sold it off to
    another company.

    The company sued the FCC and won. The FCC was required to give back the
    frequencies to that company.

    Maybe I have some details wrong, but I am trying to find out the end result
    of all that.

    Thanks for your time.



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    danny burstein
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    Re: Who remembers a lawsuit back in the mid 90s?

    In <[email protected]> "NerdRevenge" <[email protected]> writes:

    >This was when the FCC auctioned off the current frequency spectrum for cell
    >phone use. Maybe it was not cell phone service.


    >One of these companies won an auction then shortly after had trouble making
    >its payment on the FCC auction then filed bankruptcy.


    You're thinking of NextWave (not to be confused with Nextel). They bought
    bunches of frequencies at auction and didn't pay up.

    >Maybe I have some details wrong, but I am trying to find out the end result
    >of all that.


    You're pretty much correct. They paid a tiny fraction of what they had
    promised, won the lawsuits, and then held onto some of the channels and
    sold others off.

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  3. #3
    NerdRevenge
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    Re: Who remembers a lawsuit back in the mid 90s?


    "danny burstein" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > In <[email protected]> "NerdRevenge"
    > <[email protected]> writes:
    >
    >>This was when the FCC auctioned off the current frequency spectrum for
    >>cell
    >>phone use. Maybe it was not cell phone service.

    >
    >>One of these companies won an auction then shortly after had trouble
    >>making
    >>its payment on the FCC auction then filed bankruptcy.

    >
    > You're thinking of NextWave (not to be confused with Nextel). They bought
    > bunches of frequencies at auction and didn't pay up.
    >
    >>Maybe I have some details wrong, but I am trying to find out the end
    >>result
    >>of all that.

    >
    > You're pretty much correct. They paid a tiny fraction of what they had
    > promised, won the lawsuits, and then held onto some of the channels and
    > sold others off.
    >



    Thanks for the info.


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