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Several key members of Congress are "deeply concerned" about Northpoint Technologys plan to launch a terrestrial multichannel service using frequencies dedicated to direct broadcast satellite services.

5/14/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern

Several key members of Congress are "deeply concerned" about Northpoint Technology's plan to launch a terrestrial multichannel service using frequencies dedicated to direct broadcast satellite services. House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas); House Republican Conference Chairman J.C. Watts (R-Okla.); House Telecommunications Subcommittee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.); House Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Mike Oxley (R-Ohio); Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif.); Rep. Steven Kuykendall (R-Calif.); and Rep. Steve Largent (R-Okla.) asked FCC Chairman William Kennard to instruct the commission to conduct an independent test "to establish whether [such a] service would cause harmful signal interference to existing and proposed satellite users in the DBS spectrum band," the members wrote.

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