Remarks from Space Commerce Workshop at NIST Boulder

Kevin O'Connell (holding mic) and six other panelists on stage

On September 12, the Department of Commerce hosted a space commerce workshop at the NIST campus in Boulder, Colorado. The event brought together industry, academia, and federal government organizations to identify key technology and measurement barriers to deploying and safely

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FCC Allows U.S. Use of Galileo Navigation Signals

Galileo logo

On November 15, the FCC adopted a waiver order allowing GNSS receivers to use Galileo signals within the United States without an FCC license. View the waiver order (PDF) FCC rules require licensing of non-federal, receive-only equipment operating with foreign

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Secretary Ross Remarks from NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke at the June 12, 2018, Spectrum Policy Symposium organized by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). His remarks included discussion about his ongoing efforts to establish a one-stop shop for space commerce at

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FCC Blocks LightSquared Operations

On February 14, 2012, the FCC announced that, based on NTIA’s recommendation, “the Commission will not lift the prohibition” on LightSquared’s terrestrial network operations. NTIA delivered its recommendation to the FCC earlier that day after assessing the test results from

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