Sprint Seeks $110M Payback In DBSD Ch. 11

Law360, New York (September 15, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. on Wednesday asked a New York bankruptcy judge to require DBSD North America Inc. to reimburse the telecom giant for its $110 million share of the costs of clearing the spectrum to make room for DBSD and other mobile satellite services.

In compliance with the Federal Communication Commission's 1997 Emerging Technologies doctrine, when Sprint was granted a block of 800 MHz spectrum in 2004, it relocated the broadcast auxiliary services licenses that were using the spectrum in order to clear the band for...
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