PARIS — France’s electronic communications regulator authorized SpaceX’s Starlink to commercialize its satellite broadband service on French territory, extending Starlink’s foothold in Europe and setting up what should be a battle with satellite fleet operator Eutelsat and Viasat, to the delight of consumers.

The decision by France’s Arcep permitting Starlink Internet Services Ltd. to use frequencies 10.95-12.70 Ghz for space-to-Earth and 14-14.5 GHz for Earth-to-space links from terminals on user premises . . .

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