You choose: FCC debris ruling shows wise restraint, or a lack of courage

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 23 either wisely moved back from precipitous regulatory overreach or lost the courage of its own convictions in gutting its proposed orbital-debris ruling of its most muscular provisions.

It will take a few days before the final ruling is published. But it’s clear from comments made by the five FCC commissioners that the agency had removed its most envelope-pushing elements after broad satellite industry protest.

These provisions will now be part of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking . . .

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