What does public opinion have to do with the FCC doing their job?
The governement is the voice of the people. Apparently they don't have enough voice. They want to get the opinion of the public to weigh on whether or not Lightsquared can get it's 4G through. This again is a public based decision.
I vote yes....
Public opinion is open filing for all opinions, standard with any public filing. There have been many filed - see http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/lightsquared- foia