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Old 02-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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Today's report in Bloomberg Finance indicates that LightSquared will not be approved and that for the prseent there will be no impact by L2 on marine (or other) GPS signals.

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Old 02-15-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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reading about it (having know nothing about it before and just googled it) and just knowing how our government works. I really doubt it would interfere with any frequencies or anything else ...
*Well, you're wrong there.* Boeing, Airbus, all the airlines that operate* in or into the US, airports themselves, and the FAA were VERY concerned about the impact LightSquared's proposed operation would have had on aviation safety.* With virtually all aviation navigation and approaches rapidly shifting to the exclusive use of GPS, and the very real potential for LightSquared's system to cause inaccuracies in GPS reception, the threat to people's lives was not something our industry was taking lightly.* The potential inconvenience to recreational boating would have been annoying.* The potential threat to air travelers' safety would have been a whole different story.


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The impact on rec. boating may have been minimal but in addition to the airlines and aircraft are many other uses for GPS that would/could have been affected,
search and rescue, marine navigation- commercial- in areas close to the Lightsquared workings and a bunch of other uses I wasn't even aware of untill I ran across the articles and some shorts of the reports..
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:06 AM   #4
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All that cash to by favor from the Bummer , and reality wins out!

Perhaps there is hope?
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Lightsquared will unfortunately rise again in a different form and company name. There is simply too much money, government graft and political contributions**to be*made here as the various world governments try to regulate and allow growth within the wi-fi and broadband sector.
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Lightsquared will unfortunately rise again in a different form and company name. There is simply too much money, government graft and political contributions**to be*made here as the various world governments try to regulate and allow growth within the wi-fi and broadband sector.
*I read in one article that most of the problems are that the GPS bleeds into the other Feq not the other way around.* Lightsquared didn't address this because they didn't think it was their problem but the tables got turned on them.

Don't know how true this is.
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Lightsquared will unfortunately rise again in a different form and company name. There is simply too much money, government graft and political contributions**to be*made here as the various world governments try to regulate and allow growth within the wi-fi and broadband sector.
*And there's no money being controlled or political pull by those that live and die by GPS?
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