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SIA Urges FCC to Ensure Spectrum Continues

On Aug 6th, SIA announced it had filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the matter of Modernizing and Expanding Access to the 70 GHz, 80 GHz and 90 GHz spectrum bands.  The SIA filing addresses the potential impact of changes in the rules on future users of these bands and focuses on ensuring that all allocated services – satellite and terrestrial, fixed and mobile – are afforded a fair opportunity to operate.


In the filing, SIA urged the commission to ensure that its rules for these spectrum bands continue to provide for co-primary fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite services.  SIA commented, “doing so will enable the most efficient use of these bands and help ensure that satellite broadband operators have sufficient capacity to meet growing demands to address the need for broadband connectivity across the United States, including in the most rural and remote regions.”

For further details and to view a complete copy of the SIA filing, please click HERE.


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SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit