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June 28, 2011

U.S. House Committee Blocks FCC Approval of LightSquared Wireless Broadband

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By: Wayne Rash, eWeek

The U.S House Appropriations Committee votes to block the FCC from approving LightSquared’s plan for wireless broadband Internet services after multiple federal agencies voice fierce opposition because of interference with GPS navigation systems. The powerful U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee voted June 23 to insert language into a spending bill that would block the Federal Communications Commission from spending any money approving LightSquared’s plan to launch a controversial Long-Term Evolution broadband system until concerns about interference with GPS signals are resolved.

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