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FCC Seeks to Run $100M Telehealth Pilot Program; Brendan Carr Comments

Sen. Roger Wicker and Commissioner Brendan Carr have announced that the Federal Communications Commission intends to run a $100 million pilot program that aims to provide telehealth services for low-income U.S. citizens. The Connected Care Pilot Program will focus on providing healthcare for veterans and Americans residing in rural areas, FCC said Wednesday. The …

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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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FCC OKs SpaceX to Provide COMSAT-Based Broadband Services

The Federal Communications Commission has authorized SpaceX to provide satellite-based broadband services across the U.S. and the globe. The company proposed to use a constellation consisting of 4,425 satellites and was approved to do so with Ka (20/30 GHz) and Ku (11/14 GHz) band frequencies, FCC said Thursday. SpaceX’s non-geostationary-satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service constellation …

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National Space Council Aims to Streamline Space Launch Licensing Process

The National Space Council has approved four recommendations that seek to introduce changes to commercial space regulations, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the council, and other NSC members cleared the recommendations during their second public session Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The council’s first recommendation …

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