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November 3, 2011

Grassley to Block FCC Appointments over Agency's Approach to LightSquared/GPS Issue

Fed up with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) ignoring his repeated requests for information about the agency’s fast-tracking of the LightSquared broadband project, Sen. Chuck Grassley said today (November 3, 2011) that he will hold up the two pending nominees for FCC commissioner positions.

October 31, 2011

More Lobbyists Join LightSquared’s Battle with GPS Community

LightSquared is literally pumping up the volume in its efforts to win support for its proposed broadband network adding a host of new lobbyists and a radio campaign to its existing stable of advocates and print advertising efforts.

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October 29, 2011

Getting Personal: LightSquared-GPS Interference Issue May Heat Up PNT Advisory Board Meeting

The National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board will meet next week, where the issue of interference to GPS from LightSquared’s terrestrial wireless broadband transmitters will get another airing.

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Interstate Launches First Common GPS Module–Based Receiver

L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation (IEC) unveiled its next generation, military GPS receiver — incorporating a Common GPS Module (CGM) — at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition currently under way in Washington, D.C.

The company’s first CGM product processes precise code (P-code), coarse/acquisition code (C/A) code, and the modernized military M-code signals. In addition, the new design provides a common security architecture including improved anti-jam and anti-spoof capabilities.

September 30, 2011

LightSquared Interference to GPS Reports Pack the Room at ION GNSS 2011

While a representative for a proposed broadband network assured attendees at a recent satellite navigation meeting that their telecom system could co-exist with the Global Positioning System, a panel of GPS experts raised new doubts about the broadband system and interference from its handsets.

September 15, 2011

LightSquared Would Jam GPS, Defense Officials Tell Congress

Amidst a storm of political controversy and the conspicuous absence of a key administration witness, Department of Defense (DoD) officials told members of Congress today (September 15, 2011) that a proposed broadband wireless service would degrade or render useless billions of dollars of equipment essential to military operations.

September 14, 2011

FCC Calls for More Testing of Lightsquared Interference to GPS; White House Ties Revealed

In a remarkable change of momentum, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice yesterday (September 13, 2011) stating that “additional targeted testing” is needed in the matter of LightSquared Subsidiary LLC’s interference to GPS.

September 8, 2011

Officials Decry Risks of Severe GPS Interference; LightSquared Makes New Offer

LightSquared told a congressional committee today (September 8, 2011) that it would limit the on-the-ground power of its signals to avoid overpowering GPS receivers, which use frequencies next door that the company proposes to have rezoned for its high-powered wireless broadband network.

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