Stephen Spengler, CEO of Intelsat, Appears Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation to Discuss the Commercial Satellite Services Industry
Satellite Technology Vital to Delivering Affordable Connectivity and
Driving Future Innovation,
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Answering questions during a session entitled “The Commercial Satellite Industry: What’s Up and What’s on the Horizon,” Mr. Spengler discussed Intelsat’s next-generation satellite technology and the future of the satellite industry. He highlighted the critical role that satellite technology plays in providing disaster relief, rural telecommunications infrastructure, enabling connected cars and broadcast programming to millions of American every day.
In his testimony to the Committee, Mr. Spengler said, “This is an
exciting time for the satellite industry. Given the insatiable demand
for affordable connectivity, everywhere and at all times, satellite is
converging with other telecommunications technologies to build one
common telecommunications infrastructure. At a time when access to
secure and reliable communications impacts everything from the economy
to national security,
Mr. Spengler commented, “We are also very proud to partner with the U.S.
military to bring the nation’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines the
critical communications capabilities they need to successfully carry out
their mission around the globe and here at home, in the sky, in the sea,
and on the ground. Whether it’s manned or unmanned aerial vehicles,
communications on the move, or social and recreational welfare,
On the topic of Intelsat’s innovative initiative to share C-band
spectrum, Mr. Spengler said, “We all know that with this ubiquitous
connectivity demand comes a relentless demand for access to more
spectrum. Spectrum is key to all communication services – satellite
Mr. Spengler’s full written testimony submitted to the Committee is available here.
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