[time-nuts] Lightsquared's latest PR

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If you read the documents on lightsquared's own website, the formal paperwork started in 2001. This is the worst start-up since Rambus. 
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From: Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
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Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:29:52 
To: <jfor at quikus.com>; Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement<time-nuts at febo.com>
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lightsquared's latest PR

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:04 PM, J. Forster <jfor at quikus.com> wrote:

> Get the FCC to deny Lightsquared the spectrum for terrestrial use by
> getting the L^2 advocates out of the FCC.
>
> Talk the ears off any pol up for re-election next year, and if they are
> not really interested, talk to his opponent. Convince them that the GPS
> fiasco will make Solyndra look like pocket change.
>

The five FCC commissioners are appointed and serve for five years.   We
can guess that some are holdovers from the previous administration.  Even if
every elected person in Washington were to be replaced we would still have
the same FCC commissioners as they are replaced only when their terms
expire.



> YMMV,
>
> -John
>
> ===============
>
>
>
>
> > Lightsquared wants GPS users to pay to fix their own problems! They are
> > trying to get part of the phone industry behind them with the prospect of
> > making more $$$ and to push the small group of "precision GPS users" to
> > pay
> > for their own fixes.
> >
> >
> >
> > "The GPS industry has long relied on equipment that relies on spectrum
> > which
> > bleeds into the spectrum that LightSquared plans to use for its network.
> > While the industry had been warned of its potential use, the GPS
> companies
> > opted not to change the design of their devices or shield them against
> > potential interference.
> >
> > Boulben said that the GPS industry's stance has steadily changed over the
> > past few months, from outright denial of LightSquared's right to exist to
> > refusing to pay for the new components. He added he believes that the GPS
> > companies will eventually change their minds and come to an agreement.
> >
> >
> >
> > Read more:
> > <
> http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-20119551-10356022/lightsquareds-gps-fi
> > x-could-cost-industry-$400m/#ixzz1ah3RygUW>
> >
> http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12261_7-20119551-10356022/lightsquareds-gps-fix
> > -could-cost-industry-$400m/#ixzz1ah3RygUW "
> >
> >
> >
> > I feel setup by this positioning and I'm sure most others on this list
> > will
> > also feel that way. How do we organize enough to exert some political
> > pressure? Notwithstanding the impact of obsolescing the GPS in my car
> (not
> > replacable) so they can make some money.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Demian Martin
> >
> > Product Design Services
> >
> > 784 Cary Drive
> >
> > San Leandro, CA 94577
> >
> > demianm_1 at yahoo.com
> >
> > 209 613 6990
> >
> >
> >
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