U.S. FCC approves Boeing bid to deploy satellites for broadband service

Written by on November 3, 2021

November 3, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday said it had approved Boeing Co’s application to launch and operate 147 satellites to provide high-speed broadband internet access.

Boeing first filed with the FCC in 2017 seeking approval to deploy a V-band Constellation of mostly low earth orbit satellites. The FCC did not approve Boeing’s request to operate inter-satellite links in certain frequency bands that are not allocated internationally for operations of the fixed-satellite service.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)

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