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FCC focuses on the ‘second space age’

September 15, 2022

As space-based communications become ever more important and begin to converge with terrestrial wireless, the Federal Communications Commission is focusing on bolstering its staffing and updating regulations in order to support U.S. technology leadership in this area.

“Satellite systems have long been a part of our portfolio. But what is happening now is new,” said Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel in a speech at yesterday’s Global Aerospace Summit in Washington, D.C. “Every day we see new companies, new business models, and new technologies that are pioneering a new space economy. Every day we see how the expansion of new space-based activities can remake our world—and that there is work to do to support all of this activity in our highest altitudes.”

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