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Northpoint ruling could come next week

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The Federal Communications Commission could decide whether to grant direct-broadcast satellite
spectrum to Northpoint for a terrestrially delivered multichannel service or to
auction the spectrum to competing applicants by next week, commissioner Kathleen
Abernathy said Wednesday.

The long-awaited decision is likely to spark congressional criticism and
court challenges no matter which way the agency goes.

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