Eutelsat, fearing global satcom market effects, asks FCC to rethink reimbursement of SES, Intelsat C-band satellites

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Eutelsat wants U.S. regulators to prevent competitors SES and Intelsat from using taxpayer reimbursement for new C-band satellites as a cover for upgrading their fleets well beyond the continental United States.

It's the latest move by the Paris-based company to minimize what it has long viewed as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) inadvertent but nonetheless real transformation of the global satellite competitive landscape by showering its two competitors with cash.

The FCC has . . .

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