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LightSquared Caught Up in Bribery Scandal

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Feb 2, 2012, 12:49 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Senator Chuck Grassley has accused LightSquared of bribery, claiming that the company insinuated that it would build a call center in Iowa if he "pulled his punches" in the government's investigation of LightSquared's GPS interference issue. LightSquared vehemently denied the accusation, saying that Grassley has misstated the facts to create the appearance of impropriety. Grassley has been a vocal critic of LightSquared's planned Long Term Evolution 4G network. LightSquares is awaiting FCC approval to begin building its network.

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Feb 2, 2012, 1:08 PM

No surprise

There is a ton of money at stake here and the principle players/investors don't have a particularly clean track record.
Sprint has to be shaking there head.
sick a fork in 'em!
Another crooked politician trying to hide the fact that HE offered to support them if they would play ball. Don't believe him for a minute..

Feb 2, 2012, 5:39 PM


Should've offered him two call centers, a fat campaign contribution, and a lobbying job after he's out of the Senate.
😁 😁 😁


Feb 2, 2012, 5:08 PM

do it yourself sprint

hey mr. hesse,

i understand you want to save a penny, but just put up the damn lte network yourself and stop trying to outsource it. cut off iden and use those funds to get it up. every day you waste we fall behind everyone else in lte.

k thanks
Um they are doing it themselves. They weren't and aren't outsourcing their LTE build to LightSquared. LightSquared was the one doing the outsourcing. They were going to pay Sprint to piggyback onto their Network Vision rollout.
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