Compromising critical GPS functionality

I saw this article today – it’s about a company in the States called LightSquared which is building a super-duper broadband network to compete with the likes of AT&T and Verizon.  The problem…the power of the new network will interfere with GPS systems.  This wouldn’t only affect the little devices everyone and their dog has in their cars nowadays, but the GPS systems for 911 emergency systems, airplane navigation…you know, major stuff. 

The FCC (Federal Communications System) in the US originally approved LightSquared plans…until they realized some of the major consequences.  My brilliant idea of the day…maybe the US Government should buy out LightSquared and their technology and use it to upgrade their GPS systems for the essential services required in the country.

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