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DOD seeks to overturn FCC Ligado decision
Posted: Sun, May 10, 2020, 1:00 PM ET (1700 GMT)
The Defense Department will seek to overturn an FCC decision allowing Ligado to operate a 5G network near a GPS spectrum band. At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday, officials said they were considering an appeal of the FCC's order last month, and added that legislative action could be another way to address the issue. Those officials said they received a draft version of the FCC order last October and expressed their objections to it then, and had expected the FCC to deny Ligado's request. The Defense Department argues their analysis shows that Ligado's network would interfere with both civilian and military GPS users. Ligado, which was not invited to testify at the hearing, reiterated in a statement that they have taken steps to avoid any interference.
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