SIA urges FCC to Preserve 2 GHz MSS spectrum

Washington, DC – January 25, 2002 — Today, the Satellite Industry Association (“SIA”) submitted a letter in opposition to the Nextel White Paper recently submitted to the FCC.  Nextel’s proposal, designed to alleviate public safety spectrum interference, would require the FCC to grant Nextel nationwide control of 10 MHz of spectrum currently allocated to mobile satellite service (“MSS”).  MSS provides reliable nationwide and global critical telephone and data services to users in rural and remote locations that are underserved by terrestrial infrastructure.

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