said by Linklist:The FCC granted a conditional waiver, something they do all the time. LS failed to meet the conditions, so the waiver wasn't granted. said by BF69: said by FBGuy:
it is susceptible to transmissions outside the frequencies used for GPS. The very reasons that lightsquared is getting the axe.
Lightquared is getting the axe because they wanted to use the frequencies for purposes other than they were intended. If Lightsquared had used the frequencies like they were supposed to there would be any interference.
I get tired of reading the same arguments over and over by the Lightsquared defenders about how it is GPS vendors fault. When even a cursory examination of the issue shows Lightsquared was planning on using spectrum intended only for satellite use because of the interference issues. The only people worse than Lightsquared's lobbyists were the political bozos at the FCC that let this proceed at all in the 1st place.