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FCC Rejects Verizon, JetBlue For Wireless Auction

Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:44 am

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - Units of Verizon Communications (VZ.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and JetBlue Airways (JBLU.O: Quote, Profile, Research) failed in initial efforts to qualify to bid in the upcoming sale of airwaves for high-speed communications services aboard passenger airplanes, U.S. regulators said on Monday ...

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RE: FCC Rejects Verizon, JetBlue For Wireless Auction

Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:09 am

Small correction.
[/quote] Both companies, plus five other potential bidders that failed to initially qualify for the auction, have until April 17 to fix their applications, according to the agency. [/quote]

They didn't "fail to qualify," B6, like Verizon, failed to fill out the paperwork properly. Since there are only two licences being issues... I have no doubt Jetblues DirectTV division will fix up the paperwork in the next two weeks and resubmit.

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RE: FCC Rejects Verizon, JetBlue For Wireless Auction

Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:26 am

Lets hope this does NOT include cell phones as we all have agreed that allowing cell phones on flights will spark an 'air-rage' problem. Cell phones have absolutely no place on ANY U.S. Domestic flight whatsoever.....including foreign carriers entering U.S. airspace.

If it were up to me, I'd pass legislation banning cell phones on commercial flights.
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