EchoStar wins back license for high-speed Internet bird
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U.S. regulators have reversed themselves and reinstated a U.S. license for EchoStar Communications Corp. to launch a satellite with high-speed Internet capabilities.
The Federal Communications Commission in June revoked EchoStar's license for using the high-speed Ka-band frequency because it said the satellite TV company missed construction milestones. EchoStar immediately appealed and submitted a photograph of a satellite under construction with the high-speed capability.
The FCC said Monday that EchoStar should have supplied more thorough documentation in the first place.