Electronics Update: GPS Invasion Slowed—For Now

FCC logoLast week, we discovered a company called LightSquared filed for bankruptcy protection. You may recall from coverage in the May issue of Power & Motoryacht that LightSquared is developing a 4G broadband cellular network that has the unfortunate side effect of interfering with GPS signals.

While the bankruptcy filing would seem to be an indication that the company’s plan will not move forward, boaters should remain vigilant—the filing does not prevent LightSquared from trying to secure permission from the FCC to build its network of 40,000 ground stations. To read how LightSquared threatens GPS, check out the article here.

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