Statement | May 15, 2020

Ligado Networks Statement on Senate Letter to FCC

“Following the FCC’s unanimous, bipartisan approval of Ligado’s proposal to use its licensed spectrum to advance 5G for our country’s critical infrastructure industries, the Department of Defense (DoD), its contractors, and their special interest lobbyists have blanketed the Hill to spread misinformation and distort the exhaustive, engineering, and fact-driven process that the FCC, under two Administrations, led.  GPS will not be harmed.

“The good news is that the majority of the U.S. Senate resisted the DoD lobbying blitz and do not seek to reverse the FCC’s careful adjudication based on years of diligent, technical analysis, and consultation with federal agencies, including the Pentagon. Like the order approving our plans, spectrum decisions should be based in science and supported by the law. As directed by the FCC order, we remain focused on deploying spectrum – licensed to our company since 1989 – for the good of all Americans.”

About Ligado Networks

Making connections is Ligado’s core mission. Our vision is to modernize American infrastructure by connecting the Industrial Internet of Things. With our current state-of-the-art satellite technology and plans to deploy Custom Private Networks for the businesses that keep this country running, we’re paving the way for future innovations.


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