Many Were Paged, But Which Will Be Chosen?

A decision by the Federal Communications Commission in the early 1980s is finally bearing fruit. In 1982, the FCC cordoned off a segment of the crowded airwaves, reserving it for future paging technologies. The commissioners hoped that some bright new ideas would emerge--and they were right. Thirteen innovative proposals flooded in by the June 1, 1992, deadline set by the agency earlier this year.

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