The FCC has acceded to the wishes of a pair of key lawmakers and canceled this Thursday's scheduled meeting, where it was expected to approve a plan that would have required winners of a wireless-spectrum auction to set aside frequencies for a free national wireless-broadband service. In a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin on Friday, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., requested the cancellation, saying the FCC should be devoting its full attention to the upcoming digital-TV transition.

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