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RE: (fwd) [Oz-ISP] USG takes control of xpnder off PAS-2

  • From: Roeland Meyer
  • Date: Sat Sep 22 02:55:53 2001

|> From: Joe Abley [mailto:[email protected]]
|> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 6:22 PM

|> You'd think satellite capacity would be subject to some more
|> international set of regulations than those of the FCC. Are you
|> saying that if I buy preemptable capacity on PAS-N to uplink from
|> New Zealand and downlink to Fiji, that the capacity is subject
|> to preemption by the US Government under FCC rules?
|> Or is there an assumption here that there's an (up|down)link on
|> US soil involved?

I believe that it has more to do with whom owns the bird and what
jurisdiction they are under. US-based companies must follow FCC regs.