[time-nuts] LightSquared news

Charles P. Steinmetz charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com
Thu Feb 16 03:25:21 UTC 2012

I wrote:

> From today's telcom trade press:
>>The FCC said late today that the International Bureau is proposing 
>>to vacate LightSquared, Inc.'s conditional authorization and 
>>indefinitely suspend its ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) 
>>authority in the wake of the National Telecommunications and 
>>Information Administration's recommendation that LightSquared's LTE 
>>(long term evolution) network can't operate as planned without 
>>causing harmful interference to government GPS (Global Positioning 
>>System) receivers.
>This is just a brief summary of a long article that has some nuances 
>that are not represented here.  The FCC intends to release a public 
>notice tomorrow.  It is not necessarily over, but it is looking better.

Here is a link to the FCC Public Notice:


The FCC has asked for comments, which are due by March 1.  Note that 
LightSquared says it will keep fighting:


Best regards,


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