TUPPER LAKE, New York — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said operators of global satellite constellations cannot switch off service to a given nation or geography, a statement that flies in the face of evidence of satellite operators doing just that when their services are not licensed.

The FCC’s position came in written statements to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations Board (RRB), which has been trying to get SpaceX to switch off access to its Starlink service in Iran.

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