A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld the decision

of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

to approve a SpaceX plan to deploy some Starlink satellites

at a lower Earth orbit than planned as part of 

its push to offer space-based broadband internet.

Elon Musk's SpaceX won FCC approval in 2021

to fly 2,824 satellites at a lower orbit to provide

high-speed broadband internet services to people who 

currently lack access Competitors Viasat Inc (VSAT.O) and 

DISH Network Corp challenged the FCC approval