LONDON — The U.S. military, perhaps anticipating the arrival of several global broadband satellite constellations, is turning its focus to low-latency capacity even as it trims its annual purchase of commercial satellite bandwidth.

The reduction has come both in the amount of bandwidth secured from commercial satellite providers and the per-megahertz price paid by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the chief of DISA’s ComSatCom support branch said.

Michael Nichols said the reduced overall spend, which is visible in the contract volumes reported by . . .

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