Government requests hold and reversal on the FCC’s Ligado decision

C4ISRNET:  The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has requested the Federal Communications Commission officially reconsider its vote in favor of Ligado Networks — while also filling a separate request for the commission to put a stay on the company’s plan, which critics have said will damage the Global Positioning System.

The request to reconsider the FCC’s April 20 vote, when it voted 5-0 in support of Ligado’s request to use the L-band spectrum, was made on behalf of the Department of Defense. Department officials indicated they would use the formal mechanism in hopes the FCC commissioners would reconsider their support for Ligado.

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