Satellite Operators Hold Spectrum Licenses with Fundamental Rights

In this fact sheet, the CBA explains how spectrum licenses issued by the FCC for satellite services work and which fundamental rights they grant. These licenses are awarded for 15-year periods and are the basis of significant investment in spectrum and infrastructure by the satellite operators over decades. These licenses cannot be fundamentally altered or taken away without the license holders’ consent.

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