In yet another bold step to block LightSquared from initiating its high-powered terrestrial wireless service on a band adjacent to the GPS weak signal downlink band, a consortium of GPS manufacturers and industry users have formed the “Coalition to Save Our GPS” (on the web at SaveOurGPS.org).
This site has various news clipping and documents related to the anticipated interference to GPS from LightSquared’s planned operations.
Presently, the consortium members include:
|Aeronautical Repair Stations Association|
|Air Transport Association|
|Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association|
|American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials|
|American Rental Association|
|Associated Equipment Distributors|
|Association of Equipment Manufacturers|
|Case New Holland|
|Deere & Company|
|Edison Electric Institute|
|General Aviation Manufacturers Association|
|National Association of Manufacturers|
This is a very public ‘front’ for this fight. Can print ads and radio spots be far behind? I think not!
LightSquared has a report due to the FCC tomorrow (March 15). That was a particularly bad day for Julius Caesar; how will it turn out for LightSquared?