Dish Says Rural Broadband Not Enough To Justify Starlink

By Kelcee Griffis (October 13, 2021, 7:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission can't use the goal of expanding rural broadband as a trump card to approve projects like SpaceX's massive Starlink satellite internet constellation without properly vetting them, a rival satellite provider has told the D.C. Circuit.

In a Tuesday brief, Dish Network slammed the agency for passing over evidence that the constellation will interfere with other providers and for waiving a requirement that SpaceX's project must first receive a stamp of approval from an international telecommunications body.

The FCC "seeks to dress the waiver in the purple robe of an indisputable benefit—rural broadband," Dish wrote. "Not only is...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!