LightSquared Seeks Ruling to Remove GPS Protections
LightSquared seeks a declaratory ruling that would establish that commercial GPS devices are not entitled to interference protection from LightSquared’s operations so long as LightSquared operates within the FCC’s technical parameters.
On Jan. 27, the FCC opened a public comment period on the petition. The FCC will accept comments in response to LightSquared’s petition through Feb. 27, 2012, and will accept replies in response to those comments through March 13, 2012. Comments regarding LightSquared’s petition can be filed through IB Docket No. 11-109. General comments regarding the regulatory status of GPS devices can be filed through ET Docket No. 10-142.