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Ligado Names Former NASA Head Charles Bolden as Board Member

Charles Bolden Jr.

Charles Bolden Jr., who served as NASA's administrator from 2009 to 2017, has been named a board member at Reston, Virginia-based satellite communications company Ligado Networks. “I am committed to helping Ligado leverage its technology and spectrum resources for the benefit of all Americans and the enterprises that serve them,” Bolden said in a statement Tuesday.

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Ajit Pai on FCC’s Proposed Orbital Debris Rules, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Ajit Pai

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said that FCC is in the process of reviewing comments from federal agencies and stakeholders in the private sector on the proposed orbital debris mitigation rules. Pai discussed FCC’s preparation for the C-band auction in December and explained the commission’s ruling on Ligado Networks’ application.

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NTIA Urges FCC to Reconsider Ligado Decision


The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through a petition to repeal or reconsider its approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to deploy a terrestrial wireless network in support of 5G services.

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Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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