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NTIA Petitions for Stay and Reconsideration in Ligado Proceedings

Docket Number: 
IB Docket No. 11-109, IB Docket No. 12-340
May 22, 2020

Pursuant to section 405(a) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and section 1.106 of the Commission’s rules, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), on behalf of the executive branch, particularly the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Transportation (DoT), respectfully petitions the Commission to reconsider or, in the alternative, to clarify its Order and Authorization in the above-captioned proceedings. NTIA also requests that the Commission rescind its approval of the mobile satellite service (MSS) license modification applications conditionally granted to Ligado Networks LLC (Ligado), which will cause irreparable harms to federal government users of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Separately, NTIA is seeking a stay in the proceedings to prevent Ligado from deploying its network until this petition is addressed and harmful interference concerns are resolved.