The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to push for regulatory change regarding the 12 GHz frequency, the band in which Starlink satellites provide internet services to more than 400,000 users in the United States, according to SpaceX data.
The intention of the commission is to allow the use of this frequency for wide use. Network provider Dish has already expressed interest in using this same band to set up its new 5G network and transmit the TV signal.
SpaceX says passing the change will harm the Starlink signal and other users of the 12 GHz band. The company tries in several ways to prevent a possible decision favorable to the change. In addition to submitting documents to the FCC, it also sent emails to Starlink customers alerting them to the situation.
For SpaceX senior director David Goldman, the measure would end the services provided to customers of this frequency and render the runway unusable. According to studies conducted by SpaceX itself, users would experience interference about 80% of the time with the opening of the 12GHz band to 5G.
On the other hand, a coalition (5Gfor12GHz) formed of groups interested in approving the regulatory measure, said that the figures presented were part of a disinformation campaign promoted by SpaceX regarding 5G.
According to 5Gfor12GHz, SpaceX CEO and owner Elon Musk regularly uses tactics that promote misinformation and this is yet another anti-5G narrative promulgated by the billionaire. Furthermore, the entity underlines the damage that this attitude causes to American consumers and to American sovereignty in the provision of advanced services.
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