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Clock ticking as department moves to quickly re-issue Ka-band spectrum licence

News | 10/15/2001 4:00 am EDT

Industry Canada is under the gun to quickly license satellite spectrum by as early as 2004 that could be used to provide broadband connectivity to rural Canadians or risk losing access to those particular airwaves. The spectrum in question was previously awarded to Star Choice Communications Inc. but has since been returned (RoW, Nov. 27/00), and there is yet an additional slice of unlicensed Ka-band spectrum (RoW, July 24/01).

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