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Tailor-Made: FCC Recognizes Need for Bespoke Rules for Smallsats

On April 17, 2018 the Federal Communications Commission adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) that seeks to streamline and otherwise tailor the agency’s current one-size-fits-all satellite regulations for small satellite systems (commonly referred to as “smallsats”). The NPRM sets forth proposals to expedite smallsat approvals and identifies certain frequency bands for potential use by … Continue Reading

FCC Takes Small Step toward Making New Satellite Rules Effective

For more than six months since adopting comprehensive revisions to the Federal Communications Commission’s Part 25 rules governing licensing and operations of satellites and earth stations, uncertainty regarding when the rules would become effective has reigned.  In its August 9, 2013, Report and Order in IB Docket No. 12-267, the Commission explained that because many of … Continue Reading
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