FCC Schedules New Video Auction

8/29/2003 9:27 AM Eastern

Washington -- The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that Jan. 14, 2004 is the auction date for terrestrial licenses in the direct broadcast satellite spectrum band that are authorized to provide video programming and high-speed data.

Law suits against the FCC filed by EchoStar Communications Corp, DirecTV Inc.
and Northpoint Technology Ltd. could delay the auction.

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