Senators pressure FCC to reconsider approval of Ligado 5G

May 19, 2020

Political pressure is mounting for the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its decision last month to allow upstart Ligado Networks to repurpose satellite spectrum to build a 5G network of smart, industrial devices on the ground. On Friday, a bipartisan group of 32 US senators sent a letter to the agency urging it to reverse its decision, citing claims by the Pentagon that the service would interfere with GPS navigation.

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