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LightSquared Throws Ultimatum at FCC

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Dec 20, 2011, 4:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

LightSquared today filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission demanding that the government recognize and affirm LightSquared's "right to use the spectrum licensed to the company by the federal government." LightSquared also wants the FCC to, in effect, tell commercial GPS manufacturers that they aren't entitled to interference protection since the GPS services aren't supposed to be running on the spectrum owned by LightSquared. Despite numerous tests showing that LightSquared's Long Term Evolution network interferes with neighboring GPS systems, LightSquared insists it is the GPS industry that is at fault. "LightSquared has had FCC authorization to build its network for over eight years and that authorization was endorsed by the GPS industry, and fully reviewed and allowed to proceed by several other government agencies,” said LightSquared’s executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy Jeff Carlisle. "Commercial GPS device-makers have had nearly a decade to design and sell devices that do not infringe on LightSquared's licensed spectrum. They have no right to complain in the eleventh-hour about incompatibility when they had ample opportunity to avoid this problem." According to government tests, LightSquared's network interferes with aviation and military GPS systems, too.

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Amazing dlmjr Dec 20, 2011, 7:05 PM
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