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LightSquared Floats New Spectrum Proposal with FCC

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Replying to:  Hopefully , Lightsquared gets spectrum it can use by mikkej2k   Sep 30, 2012, 9:41 AM

10 MHz seems like a big waste just for a buffer zone

by Globhead    Oct 1, 2012, 12:34 AM

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 the US being 10 MHz). It can't currently be used for that, but the point is that this is a large chunk of space to waste.

If you like more options, Lightsquared's proposal is not a good long-term plan. They are asking for the FCC to waste space to make up for a bad idea. The FCC already has a goal of maximizing available wireless services, and it is not an easy thing to do while avoiding massive restructuring. They do not need the kind of dumb ideas Lightsquared has been offering.

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