DISH Wants Starlink To Cease Operations In Case Of Unfavorable FCC Decisions
SpaceX's Starlink Earth Station in Merrillan, Wisconsin. The company filed for the station's license in September 2019 and the FCC granted its approval in April 2020. Elevation angles for these stations are a point of hot contention between Amazon and SpaceX. Image: darkpenguin22/Reddit
In its latest filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), DISH Corporation has laid down a set of conditions which it believes that the regulatory body should add to SpaceX's authorization for operating the latter's Starlink satellite-based internet service. The company's comments follow an earlier analysis submitted to the FCC in March, when it presented a study conducted by a third-party consultant to prove to the Commission that Starlink would create network interference with DISH's user equipment. Both the Starlink terminals and DISH's equipment use the 12GHz band to communicate with satellites. SpaceX has previously stated to the FCC that it will operate its equipment using parameters that will not create interference.