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Musk Spurs 90,000 Messages to FCC Over 5G Dispute With Dish Network

  • Starlink says rival service will interfere with its offering
  • Both companies are pitching fast wireless internet access
Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

US regulators received more than 90,000 messages after Elon Musk’s Starlink asked subscribers to rally to his side in an airwaves dispute with Dish Network Corp.

At issue are frequencies that Dish wants to use for fast 5G service. Musk’s SpaceX said the proposed service would block signals from his Starlink fleet of satellites, which offers wireless broadband through small antennas mounted on rural homes and businesses. Dish said its 5G won’t interfere with Starlink.