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FCC Grants Extension for Satellite Ops’ C-Band Filings

(Image credit: Getty Images) WASHINGTON—The FCC had good news for satellite operators and bad news for cable operators on Friday, June 12, granting an extension for satellite operators to file their C-band transition plans while subsequently denying a request for an extension on submitting comments on the estimated lump sum payments by cable operators. All eligible satellite space stations operating in the C-band were given an extra seven days to file their transition plans. The original deadline was for June 12, but will now be June 19. Eutelsat and Claro S. A. had originally requested the extension; the other satellite operators opposed it, but said if an extension was granted to those companies it should apply to all.

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