Can Comsat Get Back In Orbit?

Regulation is slowing the international satellite company

With passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, competition is breaking out all over, right? Not quite. The market for global satellite communications remains dominated by two international satellite organizations (ISOs), largely relics of the cold war. And Comsat Corp., the public company created as the U.S. proxy and investor in the two systems, remains tightly under the thumb of the Federal Communications Commission.

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