Consider the FCC for a moment...
They are neither a law making or reguatory agency, and even their rules are subject to question as to legality.
The FCC levies fines, but how?
They are not a law enforcement agency, nor are they a court, but they write rules as if law, enforce laws they are not entitled to enforce or regulate, and have no justice system power or authority to act as one, BUT THEY DO.
They are not empowered to levy fines, it is not in their field of authority, it is by usurpation that they do.
The FCC auctions spectrum it does not own, as the people are the true owners, just don't tell the FCC that fact.
The FCC was created to take power where none was graned by the declaration, the fed was imbued with limited and enumerated authority, not any more, it is now unlimited in breadth and scope.
So, with even a history of Nextel not signing paperwork, filing said papers/licenses in a timely manner, and the fact that an SMR suddenly became a cellular carrier overnight with the stroke of a pen
amazes me. Nextel had to offer PTT in order to 'act' as a cellular provider as being licensed as an SMR, there were no cell phones on SMR trunking bands, but Nextel $$ got the FCC to look the other way and gave them just what they wanted...misfiled paperwork and all.
It's okay, do what you want as long as you keep us fed, we'll focus on the little guys and terrorize them instead.
FCC: Schoolyard bully.