FCC backpedals on mobile-broadband plan following NTIA tests

02/15/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Communications Commission has withdrawn support for a proposal to free up unused satellite-telephone spectrum for mobile broadband after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration determined that the service would interfere with GPS signals. The ruling, which goes up for public comment today, disrupts plans by LightSquared, which had previously been given conditional approval to use the spectrum.

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