Image: FAA

Blog Editor’s Note: This issue is not in the center of our lane. It is a good example, though, of the need for careful leadership and spectrum management by the FCC. Something that we did not see in their decision on Ligado Networks.

Interesting that the FAA sent information to NTIA before the FCC’s decision on this. But NTIA, overseen by a Commerce Secretary who supported the telecom industry at all costs, never forwarded the information to the FCC. 

Still, from press and submissions from industry the FCC knew there was an issue. 

If they had been as careful as France’s regulators, we would not have this problem today.

Source: US Federal Aviation Administration