Intelsat dismisses SES ‘smear campaign’ on C-band proceeds, says SES knew the 50/50 split died with FCC decision

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The SES v Intelsat battle over whether Intelsat should be forced to pay SES $450 million in C-band-relocation proceeds coming from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recalls advice the poet Carl Sandburg gave to lawyers:

“When the facts are against you, argue the law. When the law is against you, argue the facts. When the law and the facts are against you, pound the table.”

SES argues that its pre-FCC-decision agreement with Intelsat called for a . . .

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