WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Fee late Tuesday voted 3-2 to reject a bid by U.S. authorities businesses to freeze its resolution to permit Ligado Networks to deploy a nationwide community.
In Could, the U.S. Commerce Division’s Nationwide Telecommunications and Data Administration filed a request with the FCC on behalf of govt department businesses, together with the Protection and Transportation departments, arguing the fee’s approval would trigger “irreparable harms to federal authorities customers” of worldwide positioning programs (GPS).
The FCC mentioned Ligado’s deployment plans should not finalized and it’s in talks with U.S. businesses in regards to the community’s potential influence on authorities GPS programs. The choice got here a day earlier than President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace.
(Reporting by David Shepardson; Modifying by Shri Navaratnam)
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