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News | 06/11/2002 4:00 am EDT

House of Reps criticizes federal agencies' stalling tactics
A U.S. House of Representatives panel has leveled some harsh criticism at a number of federal agencies over their stalling tactics in approving the use of ultra wide-band (UWB) technology. "I watched certain government bureaucrats and certain industries try their absolute best to stifle this new technology," Rep. Billy Tauzin said to witnesses from the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. In February, the FCC approved amendments to its Part 15 rules to permit UWB devices to operate on an unlicensed basis under limited conditions.

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