Satellite C-Band Alliance confronts opposition from Google, Charter and American Cable Assn.

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS —The satellite C-Band Alliance (CBA) proposal to sell C-band spectrum to terrestrial operators is likely to spur as many lawsuits and delays as an auction organized by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a panel of corporate and public-interest officials.

But an FCC-organized auction of 200 MHz of C-band spectrum would at least have the imprimatur of a government agency formed to serve the public interest, and result in billions of dollars in spectrum-license fees available for use by the U.S. taxpayer . . .

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