Two key lawmakers have asked the for details regarding its December 16
decision to slow the start-up of its program to wire schools and libraries.
Sen. John McCain
and Rep. Thomas Bliley
(R-Virginia), chairmen of the Senate and House commerce committees,
respectively, served the FCC with a letter December 19 requesting the
information. Both are concerned the decision was not publicly debated
before adoption. As part of the decision, long distance companies will pay
lower fees than expected to subsidize the program.