November 15, 2018 / 5:01 PM / 25 days ago

FCC OKs SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids to expand satellite-based internet service

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow Tesla chief executive Elon Musk’s Space X, Telesat Canada and two other companies to roll out new satellite-based broadband services.

The FCC voted to grant “market access” requests to Telesat, Kepler Communications Inc and LeoSat MA, Inc to offer high-speed internet service and connectivity for sensors and other intelligence devices. The FCC, which had approved some of SpaceX’s plans in March, on Thursday approved the company’s request for access to additional frequency and to operate some satellites at low-Earth altitudes.

Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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