Commission seeks comment on DBS rule revision

The FCC is seeking comment on a proposal to revise rules covering direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service.

The commission wants comments on proposed rules covering those seeking to provide DBS service in the United States using the 12.2-12.7GHz band and associated feeder links in the 17.3-17.8GHz band.

The commission also seeks comment on:

  1. what issues it should consider when non-nine-degree spaced DBS applications are filed;
  2. whether all of the licensing procedures applicable to other satellite services should apply to DBS systems;
  3. how to resolve impasses in operator-to-operator coordination negotiations;
  4. whether new license terms should be adopted for all current and future U.S.-licensed DBS systems.

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