Pearse O'Donohue, director of future networks at the European Commission's DG-Connect, says the satellite industry is being overly defensive about the commission's policy on eliminating the digital divide in Europe. If any industry should be worried, he said, it's terrestrial mobile. Credit: European Commission

BRUSSELS — A senior official working on broadband policy at the European Commission gave a detailed rebuttal to satellite industry complaints that the commission is still swooning over fiber connectivity to the exclusion of satellite deployment.

Pearse O’Donohue, director of future networks at DG-Connect, said Jan. 24 that the commission . . .

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