By Leslie Stimson, Inside Towers Washington Bureau Chief
The FCC is creating a Space Bureau. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the move to a Satellite Industry Association meeting on Thursday.
She said the growth of satellite broadband internet plays a big part in why the agency is making the move. “Ninety-eight percent of all satellite launches in 2021 were deployed into low-earth orbit to provide internet connectivity back here on Earth. They can help advance the FCC’s goals to connect everyone, everywhere,” Rosenworcel said. “More than that, the success of these low-earth orbit communications satellites could be seen as an early litmus test for the broader commercialization of space.” Continue Reading