LightSquared Broadband Plan Questioned by GPS Experts [telecom]

By: Wayne Rash, EWeek


NEWS ANALYSIS: A DOT official's testimony in a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing called LightSquared's data plan completely incompatible with GPS. There has also been a call for new GPS interference standards.

The House Subcommittee on Aviation, which is part of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives, held hearings Feb. 8 regarding the critical nature of GPS to aviation in the United States, and the issues raised LightSquared's plans to implement a broadband data service on frequency band adjacent to the country's GPS signal. The hearing was intended to determine whether legislation is required to protect GPS from interference by LightSquared or similar uses that could prevent GPS receivers from working properly.


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