FCC decision to revoke its license "unsupported by law" says LightSquared
source: LightSquared via Phonescoop
1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Whether or not the FCC overstepped its bounds by revoking the license is up for the lawyers to hammer out. However, this part here. "...it is up to the FCC to come up with a way to allow the company to move ahead..." kind of sounds like LightSquared wants the FCC to do the homework for them.
2. downphoenix (Posts: 2285; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
at&t and verizon lobbying dollars at work. Mission accomplished.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5576; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Memo to LightSquared - lots of luck. You really don't get it. It is not up to the FCC to solve your problems. Until you can figure out that part and come up with a solution that works, you are going nowhere fast. Your lawsuit won't survive the first motion to dismiss.
7. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Not in the know are you? LightSquared was awarded spectrum by the FCC in the first place and when their system was built all of a sudden other GPS entities complained that LIghtsquared's solution was interfering with their GPS when it's actually the other way around. The other GPS solutions are looking into Lightsquared's spectrum while attempting to get a lock, so do you understand the picture now? Basically it's just the FCC being paid by someone to basically change their mind because the other GPS solutions would have to spend lots of money to find a better way to avoid looking into LightSquared spectrum and incurring interference. Proves that American business is still backed by craptastic lobbying as is everything else, money buys a hell of a lot doesn't it.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5576; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Get a clue. The moment LightSquared's technology was demonstrated to interfere with GPS signals, the game was over. There is no way the feds were going to eat the cost to retrofit their GPS investment. I know it is hard for you to understand that, given how large the balance is on the national credit card, but that is reality.