July 5, 2023 – Telesat announced that the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has validated Telesat’s Phase II certification of accelerated C-band clearing activities in the 3.7 GHz band. With this order, the FCC confirms that Telesat has completed all requirements for relocating customers from the 3700-3820 MHz band in the contiguous U.S. along with all required Earth station equipment modifications. Telesat fulfilled the Phase II relocation requirements six months in advance of the December 2023 deadline, and is now eligible to receive its second accelerated relocation payment of nearly US$260 million, expected by October 2023. Telesat has already received its Phase I clearing payments totaling US$84.8 million.