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Moving at the Speed of Government: Ligado 5G Plan Inches Forward

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Six months ago, the FCC unanimously granted Ligado’s amended license modification applications to deploy a low-power terrestrial nationwide network in the L-Band. Petitions for reconsideration remain pending, interest groups continue to agitate for change, Congress awaits answers to conflict-of-interest questions—and Ligado presses forward as planned.

Topics: Ligado Networks; spectrum; April 2020 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Order and Authorization; commercial ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) operations; status report; ex parte communications; NTIA; Iridium; GPS interference; UAV dangers; water and weather; Congress; draft Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act; NDAA; bipartisan letter

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