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Briefing April 2012 Issue

Briefing: April 2012

FCC To Suspend LightSquared Plans

The FCC will indefinitely suspend LightSquared’s authority to carry terrestrial broadband signals on frequencies close to GPS frequencies after receiving a report that concludes the two systems cannot currently coexist. A year of testing demonstrated serious and widespread interference according to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. LightSquared says it “profoundly disagrees” with the findings, which will effectively cancel its plans for a $14 billion high-speed wireless system. However, there may be room in the FCC decision for revamped plan.

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