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2011-06-30 09:51:00

Coalition Members Say Report Verifies LightSquared Plan Defies Laws of Physics; Call for Company to Move Completely Out of Band Adjacent to GPS WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a report submitted today to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by an FCC-mandated technical working group on the potential for interference to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)by LightSquared's proposed broadband network, the "Coalition to Save Our GPS" issued the...

2011-06-27 14:25:00

Would Cause Harmful Interference for Millions of GPS Users WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LightSquared sought quick FCC action on its plans to deploy 40,000 ground stations and a tight deadline for conducting the industry's Technical Working Group study on the problem of interference with GPS signals. But LightSquared then asked for postponement of the deadline for completing the interference study and unilaterally -before either completion or submission of the...

2011-06-23 17:43:00

Amendment Offered by Representatives Austria and Yoder Passes in Unanimous Voice Vote WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 - The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today approved action that would "fence" or halt the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from expending any funds related to a conditional waiver it granted a company called LightSquared until all concerns have been resolved about interference with Global Positioning System (GPS). The amendment was passed in a...

2011-06-23 12:05:00

The Three Dismiss Mitigation Proposals by LightSquared WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of three members of the Coalition to Save Our GPS today called on Congress to put a stop to deployment of LightSquared's planned broadband network in spectrum that threatens to disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) signals. In testimony prepared for delivery at a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and the Subcommittee...

2011-06-22 15:00:00

YARMOUTH, Maine, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLorme, the innovation leader in navigation technology, today announced the Fall 2011 release of the DeLorme inReach, the first Iridium-based personal communicator to deliver two-way satellite text messaging and email; delivery confirmations; SOS capabilities; remote tracking, and an Android smartphone interface. The inReach promises to revolutionize the way people stay affordably connected over the 90% of the Earth's surface not covered by...

2011-06-22 13:08:00

MOLINE, Ill., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deere & Company said today that a proposal under consideration by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) jeopardizes use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in agriculture and construction equipment. Deere is a member of the Coalition to Save Our GPS, which today released a study reporting the potential of a direct negative impact on the U.S. economy of $96 billion if the proposal before the FCC gains final approval. The FCC had...

2011-06-22 10:02:00

3.3 Million U.S. Jobs and $96 Billion in Annual Direct Economic Benefits Are at Risk WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3.3 million U.S. jobs in agriculture and industries rely heavily on Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and the disruption of interference with GPS posed by LightSquared's planned deployment of 40,000 ground stations threatens direct economic costs of up to $96 billion to U.S. commercial GPS users and manufacturers, according to an...

2011-06-09 16:15:00

Tests Confirm Planned Network Will Cause Substantial Interference WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking today at an event sponsored by the National Space-Based PNT Advisory Board, Jim Kirkland, Vice President and General Counsel of Trimble, a founding member of the "Coalition to Save Our GPS" sent a strong message to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): "The test data discussed today makes clear that there is substantial interference to GPS if LightSquared...

2011-04-22 00:00:29

Seasoned executive/attorney to oversee data acquisition, compliance and vendor management Atlanta (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 L2C, Inc., a leader in delivering advanced consumer intelligence solutions, announced today that Keri McKeone has joined the company as vice president of data strategy. McKeone comes to L2C from data aggregator ChoicePoint, where she served as assistant vice president of data acquisition & strategy following the company's $3.6 billion acquisition in 2008 by Reed...

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2011-04-06 11:25:00

GPS signals across the U.S. are threatened by a new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network that may interfere with everything from consumer navigation devices to police cars to airplanes, reports the Associated Press (AP). A government decision to let the satellite company LightSquared build a nationwide broadband network using airwaves next to those used by GPS has led to the problem of a possible jam in existing navigation systems. LightSquared's roots as a satellite operator have had their...


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