FCC suggests Hispasat’s alleged U.S. C-band business is figment of the satellite operator’s imagination

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s final C-band order is devastating to satellite fleet operator Hispasat’s claim that it has been providing C-band links to an evangelical church with Earth stations in six U.S. states and, as a result, should share in the proceeds of the C-band auction.

The regulator accused Hispasat of “gamesmanship” and questioned whether Hispasat’s alleged C-band business existed at all.

Spain-based Hispasat does more than half its business in the Americas . . .

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