FCC chairman pushes back on Pentagon's Ligado claims, as agencies seek to reverse decision

By Justin Doubleday / May 29, 2020 at 2:11 PM
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he personally spoke with Defense Secretary Mark Esper prior to the FCC approving Ligado Networks' controversial spectrum license, and Pai pushed back on Pentagon claims in a new letter to lawmakers. In a May 26 response to House lawmakers who questioned the FCC's unanimous decision made in April , including House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Pai wrote the FCC "would never take an action that would compromise the safety and...

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