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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:03 PM

Grassley Will Lift Hold on FCC Nominees

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Source: Broadcasting and Cable

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), who had placed a hold on the nominations of Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel to fill two vacant FCC commission seats, said Friday that while he is not yet satisfied with the FCC's handling of the LightSquared waiver, now that a process is in place for him to get the documents he wants from the FCC, he is ready to let the nominees proceed to a floor vote.

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Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel are two veteran Senate advisors with FCC experience and the support of legislators on both sides of the aisle and industry players. They were the consensus picks of Senate Republican and Democratic leaders for the two FCC seats vacated last year by commissioners Michael Copps and Meredith Attwell Baker.

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Grassley's signal that he was lifting the hold came on the year anniversary of his first request for info on how the FCC handled the waiver to LightSquared to launch a terrestrial wholesale wireless broadband network using satellite spectrum. The waiver was always conditioned on the service not interfering with GPS in the adjacent band, and the FCC is now rescinding the waiver after concluding, with the help of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, various government agencies and the GPS industry, that such interference was real and essentially unavoidable.

Read more: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/483733-Grassley_Will_Lift_Hold_on_FCC_Nominees.php

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annabanana Apr 2012 #1
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:27 PM

1. These capricious holds have GOT to stop!

In what system are these anything other than HOSTAGE situations?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:55 PM

2. Hmmm wonder if his sudden agreement has anything to do with this story:

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Response to Justice wanted (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:47 PM

3. If he can make a profit out of anything ...WHY NOT...Isn't that why he's in US Congress?

He speaks out of both sides of his mouth.

What else can one say about him?

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