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SpaceX Demands FCC Reinstate Starlink Subsidies Worth $900 Million: Filing

According to PCMag, SpaceX has filed a formal appeal against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s decision to rescind $886 million USD in federal funding for its high-speed satellite broadband service, Starlink. The FCC awarded SpaceX $886 million under its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) back in 2020 to deliver high-speed Starlink internet to rural and […]

SpaceX Requests Use of 2GHz Radio Band for Mobile Starlink Service

As Starlink continues to launch new satellites for its low-Earth orbit constellation, the company has also requested access to new frequency bands from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as detailed in a new filing with the agency. SpaceX filed an application with the FCC to begin using the 2GHz spectrum band to operate what it […]

OneWeb Joins Starlink in Opposing DISH Network’s 5G 12 GHz Plan

U.K.-based communications company OneWeb has joined SpaceX in arguing against DISH Network’s proposed plans to use the 12 GHz spectrum for a 5G cellular network — reports PCMag. DISH is petitioning the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to retask part of the 12 GHz spectrum for 5G. SpaceX opposes the proposal because it could cause “harmful […]

70,000+ Starlink Customers Unite in Petition Against DISH’s 5G 12 GHz Plan

SpaceX last week asked Starlink subscribers to help the company convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject changes to the 12 GHz spectrum proposed by DISH Network that would render Starlink “unusable for most Americans.” According to PCMag, more than 70,000 Starlink customers heeded SpaceX’s call. As of Tuesday, the FCC has received […]

SpaceX Calls Viasat ‘Satellite Industry’s Lead Obstructionist’

Viasat, one of the biggest competitors to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband in the U.S., in recent filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) alleged that the latter’s satellites pose a risk of in-orbit collisions — reports Bloomberg. SpaceX has launched over 2,500 satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO), and the company is asking the […]

SpaceX Accuses Viasat of Trying to Access Starlink Tech Through the FCC

In an Thursday filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), SpaceX defended its proposal for the deployment of second-generation Starlink satellites and accused competitor Viasat of trying to use the regulatory agency to gain access to confidential data on Starlink satellite design — reports PCMag. Starlink is a high-speed satellite broadband service from SpaceX designed […]

SpaceX Responds to Amazon’s FCC Complaint Over Starlink Gen2 Amendment

SpaceX filed plans for a second-generation satellite with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this month, just a few days before rival company Amazon (Project Kuiper) asked the FCC to halt the company’s plans. On Tuesday, SpaceX filed a response with the FCC to Amazon satellite company Project Kuiper’s attempts to block upcoming Starlink launches […]

Viasat Asks FCC to Revoke SpaceX Starlink’s Government Funding

Viasat satellite internet company, and now a direct competitor with SpaceX’s Starlink, has high hopes for stopping the latter’s satellite constellation from expanding – despite being awarded $885 million by the U.S. government to expand its U.S. internet offerings last year in the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). In a May 21 filing, Viasat asked […]

FCC Grants SpaceX Approval for Starlink Satellites to Orbit Lower

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a proposed change from SpaceX to the company’s satellite license, according to CNBC. The approval comes despite major opposition from fellow satellite internet companies Amazon and Viasat. In the approval, the FCC wrote, “We conclude that grant of the SpaceX Third Modification Application will serve the public […]

DISH Tells the FCC SpaceX Starlink Satellites Might Cause Interference Still

In a recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), satellite services provider DISH Corporation has proposed changes the regulatory body should make to SpaceX’s license to operate a satellite-powered broadband internet service under the Starlink moniker — reports Wccftech. The proposed changes are designed to make sure that the Starlink satellite constellation does not create […]

SpaceX Planning Starlink Phone Service in Filing to FCC

According to Ars Technica, SpaceX has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for classification as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC). SpaceX plans Starlink phone service, emergency backup, and low-income access https://t.co/Pya1AplaLr by @JBrodkin — Ars Technica (@arstechnica) February 5, 2021 As part of the petition, SpaceX has comprehensively outlined the planned expansion of […]

SpaceX Starlink Launch into Polar Orbit Approved by FCC

According to SpaceNews, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved SpaceX’s plans to launch 10 Starlink satellites into polar orbit. The FCC will allow SpaceX to launch 10 Starlink satellites into polar orbit on an upcoming mission, but deferred a decision on a much broader modification of SpaceX’s license. https://t.co/jvhNKTaTHC pic.twitter.com/CqnW6zdbCQ — SpaceNews (@SpaceNews_Inc) January 9, […]

Tesla Wants to Use Radar Sensors to Detect Kids Left in Hot Cars

New Tesla features are being released and discussed constantly, and in the newest iteration of these features, the electric car giant is reaching out to the FCC for help. According to Reuters, Tesla requested approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday for a short-range interactive radar motion sensor. The high-technology sensor is intended to […]