FCC Adopts Final Rule for Non-Geostationary, Fixed-Satellite Service Systems

The Federal Communications Commission announced by notice in the Federal Register that it is adopting new regulations for non-geostationary, fixed-satellite service systems.  The FCC intends them to better reflect current technology and to promote operational flexibility.  The new rules go into effect January 17, 2018.  As is common with the FCC, the Federal Registers contains a summary, and the full text is available here on the FCC’s website. The full text shows that the FCC is also releasing a further notice of proposed rulemaking to address procedural matters.