[time-nuts] Lightsquared's latest PR

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Thu Oct 13 19:02:57 EDT 2011


The system was a lot different in 2001...  Satellite, not high powered,
widely distributed terrestrial component.

-John

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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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com>
> Sender: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
> 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>
> Reply-To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> 	<time-nuts at febo.com>
> 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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>
> --
>
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
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