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FCC Grants SpaceX Permission to Provide Starlink Broadband Service to Vehicles as Battle with DISH Network Rages Over Frequency

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted permission to SpaceX to provide Starlink broadband service to vehicles, vessels and aircraft. Bloomberg reports: The Federal Communications Commission announced the decision in an order published Thursday, which said it also granted permission for the service to mobile customers of Kepler Communications Inc. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the formal name of Musk’s closely held company, has launched about 2,500 first-generation satellites in its Starlink fleet and serves almost […]

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  • July 1, 2022
SpaceX, Dish Network Engaged in Battle Over Frequency Use

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about the fight between SpaceX and Dish Network over frequency allocation. While SpaceX is spending billions to deploying thousands of satellites for its global Starlink broadband network, Dish Network wants the Federal Communications Commission to allow it to send Internet signals via cell phone towers. In later filings with the FCC, Mr. Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, told […]

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  • October 12, 2021
Dish Network Battles OneWeb & SpaceX Over Spectrum Allocation

The battle over the allocation of Ku-band spectrum is heating up. A coalition of 5G terrestrial mobile broadband companies led by Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network on June 8 asked U.S. regulators to strip future low-orbiting satellite Internet constellations of their priority access to 500 megahertz of Ku-band spectrum – spectrum coveted by prospective constellation operators including OneWeb LLC and SpaceX. SpaceX and satellite fleet operator Intelsat, a OneWeb investor and […]

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  • June 9, 2016
DISH Network Provides Views of Earth 24/7



DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH) today announced the launch of DISH Earth, a channel exclusively available to DISH Network customers, offering dramatic live views of Earth 24 hours per day, including passing views of the moon, Venus, and even unidentified flying objects. DISH Network customers can experience the camera’s live feed for free on Ch. 212 beginning this evening.


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  • April 23, 2009
A busy – and mixed – week for launchers

This was a busy week for launchers – and not an entirely successful one. On Tuesday, the space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into orbit with its seven member crew. Despite some initial fears of a debris strike, a check turned up nothing of concern on the orbiter, which linked up with the International Space Station on Thursday. That same day, an Atlas V placed a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload into […]

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  • March 16, 2008