Intelsat: SES purposely misled FCC in presenting study that FCC used to apportion C-band payments

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Fleet operator Intelsat said competitor SES knowingly misled U.S. regulators by distorting a study of the two companies’ U.S. C-band satellite operations to win a greater slice of government-approved C-band clearing compensation payments.

According to Intelsat, the tactic worked: Without any other measure available, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) relied on the mislabeled SES-provided market-share data in apportioning C-band clearing compensation among the satellite operators.

Intelsat told the court handling its Chapter . . .

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