GPS Coalition LaunchedMarch 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Source – Space Daily:
Coalition To Save Our GPS Launched
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 11, 2011
Representatives from a wide variety of industries and companies have announced that they have joined together to form the “Coalition to Save Our GPS” to resolve a serious threat to the Global Positioning System (GPS) – a national utility upon which millions of Americans rely every day.
The threat stems from a recent highly unusual decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to grant a conditional waiver allowing the dramatic expansion of terrestrial use of the satellite spectrum immediately neighboring that of GPS, potentially causing severe interference to millions of GPS receivers. The conditional waiver was granted to a company called LightSquared. . . . [Full Story]