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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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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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FTC, FCC to Enter Agreement on Online Consumer Protection

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission plan to enter a memorandum of understanding to coordinate efforts to protect internet consumers in line with the adoption of FCC’s proposed Restoring Internet Freedom Order. FTC said Monday the draft MoU directs FCC to review informal protests on the compliance of internet service providers …

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Moves to Scrap Obama Administration’s Internet Regulations

Ajit Pai, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, has issued a draft order that seeks to repeal internet regulations the previous Obama administration introduced in 2015. Pai shared his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order with fellow commissioners who plan to take up the matter at FCC’s Open Meeting scheduled for Dec. 14, FCC said Tuesday. …

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Senate Approves New 5-Year Term for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The Senate voted 52-41 Monday to confirm Ajit Pai for another five-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pai said in a statement that he aims to continue focusing on “bridging the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and making the FCC more open and …

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Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer. He will succeed Henning Schulzrinne, who accepted a new position at Columbia University, and advise FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai and on technology …

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