January 14, 2012

Lightsquard - Gov't Says Plans Would Significantly Interfere with GPS


Lightsquared was dealt a setback again this week as a government advisory board sent a letter to the Commerce Department indicating that the Lightsquared plans for nationwide high speed wireless broadband would significantly interfere with the GPS system and saw no easy way to fix the problems.  

The group based these conclusions on separate tests by the FAA, the group concluded that the original and even the altered plans by Lightsquared would "cause harmful interference to many GPS receivers."

This has been going on for a while, and we recently reported that one government test indicated that the Lightsquared plans would interfere with 75% of GPS receivers, and affecting up to 100 square miles of newly lost and directionless GPS receivers. Via WSJ

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 14, 2012 9:29 AM

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