Florida Surveying and Mapping Society

July 15, 2020
 





The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) approval of a long-standing request by Ligado Networks continues to be controversial. The request was to make terrestrial broadcasts on a frequency near that used by GPS. Broadcasts which, according to analyses by the departments of Defense and Transportation, will interfere with GPS reception for many users.
Now it looks as though Congress is ready to move beyond talk and enact one or more pieces of legislation. These would require an independent technical review of the FCC's decision and place limits on the ability of Ligado Networks to use the license it was granted.


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