Sen. Lee Seeks FCC Comment on Modification of Ligado’s Spectrum License

June 4, 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday to ensure that Members of Congress and the American public are better informed about the FCC’s decision to modify Ligado’s spectrum license.

Recently, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing that opposed the FCC’s decision to issue the Ligado license but they failed to call any witnesses or solicit any testimony in support of the license modification despite the fact that the FCC’s decision garnered the bipartisan support of every FCC Commissioner. Sen. Lee’s letter asks eleven questions designed to provide the FCC with a fair opportunity to explain the basis of their decision.

“There is no doubt that in order for the United States to meet its demand for spectrum, we need an effective spectrum strategy that continues to enable innovation while avoiding harmful interference identified by science-based engineering and technical analysis. We look forward to hearing back from you,” the letter reads.

You can read the full letter here