The FCC is withdrawing LightSquared's conditional waiver to operate its proposed 4G voice and data network in bands adjacent to those used by GPS. “The commission clearly stated from the outset that harmful interference to GPS would not be permitted,” the FCC says. “Consequently, the commission will not lift the prohibition on LightSquared.” Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary for communications and information at the Commerce Department, wrote to FCC Chair Julius Genachowski that, ...


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