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Broadband Network Disrupts GPS
Posted By Matt DeLuca On June 14, 2011 @ 6:22 pm In Telecom and Wireless | 1 Comment
A company called LightSquared  has invested billions of dollars in building a national network of satellites and tens of thousands of antennas that could make broadband Internet access available anywhere. They’ve also upset the National Agricultural Aviation Association, the Department of Homeland Security, GPS manufacturers, and every soccer mom with a Garmin.
That’s because the network LightSquared has built uses the part of the radio spectrum immediately adjacent to that used by GPS systems. LightSquared was apportioned their part of the radio spectrum by the FCC, but the strength of the transmission used by the company means that their signal disrupts or blocks the signal used by many GPS devices.
The company has said it is willing to reach a compromise.
Read more at NPR .
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 LightSquared: http://www.lightsquared.com/
 NPR: http://www.npr.org/2011/06/13/137105443/gps-users-fear-getting-lost-in-wireless-expansion
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