Lawmakers want FCC to go back to the auction drawing board

The FCC came under fire by a House panel for its handling of the recent spectrum auction and failure to attract a bidder for a block to be used by public-safety groups. Some top Democrats called on the agency to change the rules to make it more feasible for smaller wireless carriers to bid on the public-safety spectrum in a new auction. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said the rules would be reviewed for the public-safety spectrum, which is likely to be auctioned in the fourth quarter.

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