Friday, July 08, 2011

LightSquared blames legacy GPS for interferance

I'm sure that by now we've all heard about the LightSquared plan to provide WiFi service nationwide. While this sounds like a great idea, the problem with their plan is the fact that the bandwidth that the FCC has granted them surrounds the range of GPS signals.

If LightSquared used low power signals like GPS does, there would be few if any issues but the WiFi signal strength is so powerful when compared to GPS that it causes major interference.

The GPS signals that are at risk of being rendered unreliable are the same ones that guide all different types of aircraft, ships at sea and every type of military operation.

Watch the video below for some more information about the current situation.

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