LightSquared Wants FCC to Compensate It with Spectrum
LightSquared today petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to either allow it to operate its LTE network as planned or give it new spectrum on which it can operate its network. LightSquared said today that it will fight the FCC's decision to prevent LightSquared from building an LTE network in the L-band satellite spectrum. The FCC believes LightSquared's network poses too great a risk to nearby GPS spectrum. LightSquared believes that if the FCC won't let it move forward with its L-band spectrum, then the CC should reassign another block of spectrum to LightSquared so that it can build and operate its LTE network. "They can’t just leave us without some alternative to build a network," said Jeff Carlisle, the company's EVP for regulatory affairs and public policy. The company has hired lawyers to help it reverse the FCC's decision. Meanwhile, LightSquared's network and wholesale partners, including Sprint, have begun to abandon the company.
Ok, let me see if I've got this straight??
they knew the risks and should have been prepared for this.