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Replying to:  Slightyly off topic... but is Lightsquared getting screwed here? by planethulk   Jan 6, 2012, 4:39 PM

Re: Slightyly off topic... but is Lightsquared getting screwed here?

by dlmjr    Jan 6, 2012, 6:25 PM

planethulk said:
I'm not asking from a company v company perspective. I'm asking from a legal perspective. If LightSquared is correct when they claim that the rest of the GPS industry is using frequencies outside of it's legally allowed blocks, then that means the rest of the industry is at fault for the interference that the gps industry is claiming. In America, this means that we have to stick up for LightSquared and make the actual rule breakers initiate the fix. The FCC is punishing LS by making them fix the problem caused by these other companies and it still may not allow them to use it. If this is the case, LS would have a huge reason to fight this in court and have the entire industry up in arms about the issue. I think they need to contact the Institute for Justice. By law, they shouldn't even have to try and fix this problem. The FCC and the GPS providers who are breaking the rules should fix it. This is assuming that LS's claims are true. Just food for thought.


The gps satellites are not infringing on LS. They are owned and operated by the US Air Force.

LS (wasn't really LS then) bought spectrum that was designated as 'non terrestrial' because of it's potential to interfere with gps.
In 2010, after big bucks were plugged into LS, they applied for a relaxation of the rule so they could broadcast in their frequencies from terrestrial soureces.
Their orginal license allowed only brodcast from sattlites. As such, the signal is too weak to interfere with GPS.
The FCC gave LS CONDITIONAL approval for terrestrial based broadcast only ON THE CONDITION that it did not interefe with GPS devices.
They have not been able to meet the condition and are now whining about it and trying to get the FCC to remove that condition.
This is a major military and safety question.

Do you want to see an airliner crash so LS can build towers that interfere with GPS?
Seriously?
Wanna see our Military scratching their heads when their GPS fails?
Seriously?


The FCC granted

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