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Friday, January 13, 2012

LightSquared Update - Federal Officials Conclude No Way LS Can Not Interfere with GPS - 1/13/12

Even as LightSquared this week raised the issue of a conflict of interest of a committee member (The Hill), on Friday the Federal Aviation Administration released a letter from Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari to the Commerce Department, basically saying there's no short term answer to the LightSquared issue. The money quote:

There appear to be no practical solutions or mitigations that would permit the LightSquared broadband service, as proposed, to operate in the next few years months or years without significant interference with GPS.
The statement was based on the expert panel's results; the letter recommended no further testing.
 
I actually recieved a statement from the Coalition to Save Our GPS before I learned of the letter late Friday afternoon.
 
by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 04:23 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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