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Starlink SpaceX’s early results are unlikely to earn FCC grants

Starlink, SpaceX’s growing network of internet-broadcasting satellites, is currently in private beta testing. In mid-August, the Starlink performance results of Internet connection testing websites were published on Reddit. The results impressed some users who do not have access to affordable high-speed broadband internet. However, telecommunications industry experts see potential problems for Starlink in the test data if SpaceX competes for …

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Amazon won an important FCC decision to set up Kuiper satellite internet

Amazon plans to launch 3,236 radiant satellites in a project called Project Kuiper, which would compete directly with SpaceX’s growing Starlink spacecraft fleet. Despite fierce competition, Amazon managed to suppress its competitors’ opposition and get approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to use Kuiper in space. SpaceX’s Starlink project appears to be years ahead of Amazon Kuiper as hundreds …

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FCC approves Amazon’s Kuiper project

Amazon has received approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to proceed with Project Kuiper, its initiative to launch a fleet of low-orbit satellites to provide broadband Internet access to underserved communities in the United States The FCC approved the technology giant’s ambitious project 5-0 on Thursday. With the green light from the commission, Amazon can now begin using its …

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The administration asks the FCC to carry out Trump’s technical process

What the administration says: “It has long been United States policy to promote a robust marketplace for ideas online and the free flow of information around the world,” Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement. “President Trump is committed to protecting the right of all Americans to express their views, and not to face unjustified restrictions or selective …

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According to the FCC, SpaceX’s Starlink may not qualify for low-latency funding

SpaceX argued that the FCC’s doubts are unfounded and that Starlink “will easily clear the Commission’s 100 millisecond threshold for low latency services, including” processing time “in unrealistic worst-case scenarios. Ranging from 335 to 354 miles (compared to 21,750 miles for geostationary systems), SpaceX aims for latency of less than 20 milliseconds – in line with the cable internet. This …

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Barr, Pompeo cheers the FCC when the agency jacks off the Pentagon in the air wave fight

But skeptics, including the Pentagon, are mocking Ligado’s plans and claiming that they will severely disrupt GPS-critical military signals. Some defense falcons on Capitol Hill are so alarmed that they ask President Donald Trump to intervene. “It is not clear that the unanimous position of the entire executive – in the opposition – is sufficiently taken into account, and we …

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According to the FCC commissioner, China’s “trustworthiness” of telecommunications is questionable, says Shannon Bream

China’s trustworthiness in international telecommunications, in which the United States is involved, is questionable, a Federal Communications Commissioner said on Friday evening. Brendan Carr, who previously served as the FCC’s General Counsel, shared his observations with Shannon Bream while appearing on Fox News @ Night. Carr commented on this week’s report that the U.S. Department of Justice asked the FCC …

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Google’s new Pixel Buds could hit spring release date because they may just have reached the FCC

Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds may have just appeared in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing, indicating that the company’s new true wireless earphones may get into the spring release window (via) 9to5Google). Two new Google FCC registrations for wireless headphones appeared yesterday. The filings have two different model numbers, G1007 and G1008, which may correspond to one registration for each …

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