Board Condemns LightSquared's GPS Problems
A federal advisory board submitted a report to the Federal Communications Commission earlier this week detailing how LightSquared's proposed broadband network in the L-Band spectrum not only hinders GPS services on or near the ground, but significantly impacts GPS services reaching into space. The board says that a solution to solve the problem exists, but it is impractical and would take 10 to 15 years to fully implement. The advisory board contends that LightSquared's network is so disruptive, that the FCC should reverse its decision to allow LightSquared to build the network at all. This is only the latest in a series of reports that show how LightSquared's network interferes with GPS services. LightSquared maintains that the problems can be resolved, though it asked the FCC for a two week extension for filing its own reports.
Yahoo May Sell Its Core Internet Business
Yahoo is weighing whether or not it should sell its core business, sell its interests in Alibaba, or both, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decision will be entertained at a series of board meetings to be held this week.
AT&T Hopes to Score Spectrum from Cellular Properties
AT&T recently filed paperwork with the FCC seeking permission to buy some Cellular A Block and microwave point-to-point spectrum from Cellular Properties Inc. The spectrum in question covers 11 counties and parts of two Cellular Market Areas in Illinois.
FCC Publishes New Consumer Help Site
The FCC today revealed a new web site meant to help consumers better connect with the agency. According to the FCC, the site has been streamlined and offers an easier-to-use complaint filing system.
FCC Delivers Net Neutrality Plan to Federal Register
The FCC has sent its proposed net neutrality rules to the Federal Register, completing another step in the process of making them law. The Federal Register will spend several days reviewing the rules before publishing them.
T-Mobile Implores FCC to Set Aside More Low-Band Spectrum
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray filed a letter with the FCC asking it to raise the amount of spectrum set aside for competitive carriers in the forthcoming 600MHz reverse auction. The FCC has already agreed to reserve 30MHz of spectrum for carriers other than AT&T and Verizon.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEANS FOR 4GLTE
heads should roll