This is from The Register:
by Bill Ray
Sprint Nextel has given wireless broadband biz LightSquared until the end of January to get FCC approval for its network, putting a hard deadline on the viability of its revolutionary plan.
LightSquared needs the regulator's thumbs-up to build its pan-US LTE network in bands formerly reserved for satellite comms, but it also needs Sprint to provide the cell sites and backhaul to make the dream a reality. So the pressure is on to get that approval, and justify the billions of dollars the company has already spent.