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COMPANIES FEAR ULTRA-WIDEBAND DEVICES COULD CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO GPS
A COALITION of aviation, communications, and satellite companies and organizations fears that ultra-wideband devices could "cause significant harmful interference" to the global positioning system. In a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell, the coalition urged that the FCC develop a licensing system for the use of such devices based on extensive testing of the operational characteristics. The coalition is particularly concerned that ultra-wideband devices currently are unregulated.