U.S. FCC creates Space Bureau & Office of International Affairs, prepares for ITU World Radiocommunication Conference

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The chief of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s newly created Space Bureau said her twin priorities were modernizing FCC regulations to support space-technology innovation and “simultaneously focusing on space orbital debris and space safety.”

“This are things we are going to be really focused on,” said Julie Kearney. She also mentioned the FCC’s proposed rule-making on “supplemental coverage from space” to enable mobile satellite service providers to use terrestrial radio spectrum to extend wireless coverage.

It is a contentious . . .

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