Nine U.S. companies have lined up in a race to loft satellites using new, high-frequency communications technology. The winners will have satcom systems whose broad bandwidth would likely give them a pivotal role in 21st century information industries. The companies are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to create commercial systems using a portion of the radio spectrum called the k subscript a-band. So far, this high-frequency range has remained ...

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