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FCC cancels Starlink’s $886 million grant from Ajit Pai’s mismanaged auction

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FCC cancels Starlink’s $886 million grant from Ajit Pai’s mismanaged auction

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FCC: "Nascent" Starlink tech has capacity limits, may not deliver required speed.

Consumer advocacy group Free Press accused Pai of "subsidiz[ing] broadband for the rich," pointing out that Starlink was awarded money in urban areas including locations at or adjacent to major airports.

We wrote about potential problems with the SpaceX grant a week after the FCC's reverse auction, in which ISPs bid on grants organized by census blocks.


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Author / Journalist: Jon Brodkin

Category: Technology

Topics: Policy Starlink Spacex

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Sentiment: Negative

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Article Type: News Report

News Source URL: arstechnica.com

Readership Location: United States

Published Date: 2022-08-10, 19:23:03

News Timezone: GMT -5:00

Language: English

Original Article Length: 131 words

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News ID: 1533016

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