Ligado Cites AG Barr As Rallying Cry For Spectrum Reorg.

By Kelcee Griffis (February 7, 2020, 8:03 PM EST) -- Satellite company Ligado Networks told the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday that it should follow Attorney General William Barr's recent advice and complete an airwaves reorganization in a way that would allow the satellite company to launch a 5G network.

The company, which has long pressed the FCC to approve licensing changes so it can use satellite rights to offer next-generation wireless connections, cited Barr's unusual speech Thursday as an endorsement of their push for action.

Speaking at the China Initiative Conference, Barr emphasized the U.S.'s interest in freeing up more spectrum for 5G to stay ahead of global competitors, like China, who...

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