Spotlight: FCC pulls support for LightSquared


Would-be broadband wireless network provider LightSquared's proposal took another step on its death march Feb. 14 when the Federal Communications Commission announced (.pdf) it wants to reverse the conditional waiver it granted the company in February 2011. The conditional waiver's prerequisite was that the proposed network be shown to not interfere with Global Positioning System signals, a condition government testers said Jan. 13 the company conclusively failed. In a statement, the Reston, Va.-based company says "it remains committed to finding a resolution with the federal government" and says the testing was flawed.

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