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Old 02-15-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Common sense in America, I'm astonished.

LightSquared's logic was all the GPS device manufacturers had to re-engineer their hardware due to LS's broadband hardware, the FCC says nope and shuts them off...

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The US regulator has issued a statement saying it plans to suspend the waiver under which LightSquared was planning to build its national 4G network, putting the kibosh on the whole plan.
FCC hangs up on 4G broadband biz LightSquared ? The Register
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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I hope they somehow get more spectrum so they can launch their network. It. Would be benificial for the consumers to have this up and running. It would also be a shame to let one of the most powerful commercial communications satellite go to waste.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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It would also be a shame if this hardware goes into operation and screws up everyone's GPS equipment (including the military).

If it's so great let them peddle it to the EU or China or Brazil.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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It would also be a shame if this hardware goes into operation and screws up everyone's GPS equipment (including the military).

If it's so great let them peddle it to the EU or China or Brazil.
The hardware is not the problem. It's the spectrum being used for terrestrial communication (when it was originally approved for satellite communication and partial terrestrial use) along with GPS manufacturers being careless. One solution is to run the network on another spectrum.

The EU, China, and Brazil would have no interest in a plan to offer a competitive wireless market inside the US.
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