C-Band Lawsuits Seen As Unlikely To Derail FCC Auction

Law360 (June 25, 2020, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission's C-Band reorganization plan is more likely to seek greater financial protection for satellite operators than it is to delay a spectrum auction or recall the agency's ruling, experts say.

A groundswell of pushback both at the FCC and the D.C. Circuit asks to pause the agency's consolidation of satellite operators and planned sale of spectrum licenses to mobile carriers, but court watchers told Law360 that the litigation has little chance of disturbing the airwaves reorganization.

This is doubly important because courts usually afford regulators a lot of leeway in technical matters and because the...

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