Satellite C-Band Alliance seems to have won over FCC’s O’Rielly. But how close is he to the agency’s consensus?

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O’Rielly gave what sounded like a stamp of approval to a satellite industry proposal to sell off a portion of satellite-dedicated C-band spectrum to terrestrial wireless networks in a private auction.

O’Rielly doesn’t decide things at the FCC, and it is uncertain whether he was letting his own hopes get in the way of his assessment of where the satellite operators’ C-Band Alliance (CBA) stood at the agency.

Here are excerpts . . .

To view the entire article, become a subscriber!

You may also like