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LightSquared Floats New Spectrum Proposal with FCC

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Sep 30, 2012, 8:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

LightSquared has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission seeking permission to use a different slice of spectrum for its failed mobile broadband network. LightSquared's original plan was to use spectrum that abutted GPS spectrum. It was found to cause interference and LightSquared was not able to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the government. Now, LightSquared proposes to use just the lower 5MHz of its spectrum that doesn't cause interference and leave unused the upper 10MHz channel its owns that adjoins the GPS spectrum. LightSquared is also asking that it be allowed to use an additional 5MHz channel of spectrum that is already being used by the government to supplement its own 5MHz. The company is currently fighting bankruptcy. It filed a motion in its bankruptcy case to stall the proceedings until next year while it works out this new proposal with the FCC. The FCC did not comment.

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Oct 1, 2012, 2:08 PM

really! we promise we can make it work this time....please!

This was a disaster from start, especially with Tax/Fraud investigation from the SEC

Sep 30, 2012, 9:41 AM

Hopefully , Lightsquared gets spectrum it can use

More options are better. I hope Lightsquared can get some regulatory love from the FCC.
Lightsquared wants the FCC to let them use a thing directly next to another thing which is harmed by it. Their proposal is to leave permanently unused a chunk of spectrum large enough to run a small cellular service (the smallest 1900-band blocks in ...
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