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  • LightSquared tries to revive broadband network

    A Virginia company is trying to revive its plan for a national high-speed wireless network, arguing that it can address federal regulators' concerns over interference with GPS devices.

  • FCC plans to nix wireless network that may jam GPS

    Federal officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases jam personal-navigation and other GPS devices.

  • "In the next few days, we will come out and say, 'It's possible, and here's the engineering solution for it,'" says Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO of Reston-based LightSquared, who predicts a sharp reduction in consumers' cellphone bills. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    LightSquared says it's near breakthrough in nationwide wireless network

    The boss of an upstart Virginia company said Wednesday that his firm is on the cusp of solving technical problems that have dogged its effort to build a nationwide high-speed wireless network that critics worry will cripple military and commercial navigation systems.

  • Sprint posts wider loss, teams with LightSquared

    Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said its loss widened in the second quarter as it spent more to attract and keep customers, in the face of competition from AT&T and Verizon.

  • Sprint posts widened loss, teams with LightSquared

    Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said its loss widened in the second quarter due to investment losses and a tax expense, but its subscriber figures showed a fragile turnaround continuing.

  • **FILE** Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Sweetheart deal endangers GPS

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski is poised to make a politically connected billionaire happy while potentially stranding millions of travelers. Venture capitalist Philip Falcone bet big money that the upstart firm LightSquared could provide faster and better wireless Internet access than well-established cellphone companies. That would be excellent, if true. There's just one hitch: LightSquared's technology can cause devices that use the global-positioning system (GPS) to go haywire.

  • Tests show wireless network could harm GPS systems

    New test results show that a proposed nationwide wireless broadband network would produce significant interference with GPS systems used for everything from aviation to high-precision timing networks to consumer navigation devices. Changes to the proposal could reduce interference, but wouldn't eliminate it.

  • Study raises new concerns of GPS interference from proposed network

    New test results show that a proposed nationwide wireless broadband network would produce significant interference with GPS systems used for everything from aviation to high-precision timing networks to helping drivers find an unfamiliar address.

  • Wireless network outlines plans to protect GPS

    LightSquared, a Virginia-based company that plans to build a nationwide wireless broadband network, is proposing to adapt its network so as not to interfere with GPS systems.

  • LightSquared gets extension for GPS test results

    Federal regulators have granted a Virginia company called LightSquared a two-week extension to report on recent tests that aimed to determine whether its proposed high-speed wireless broadband network would cripple GPS systems around the country.

  • Tests show wireless network could jam GPS systems

    New government test results show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being launched by a company called LightSquared could jam GPS systems used for aviation, public safety, military operations and other uses.

  • New wireless network could overpower GPS

    A new, ultrafast wireless Internet network is raising concerns that it will overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars to consumer navigation devices.

  • FILE - In this May 20, 2010 photo, a salesman shows some of the most popular GPS units available at a store in Denver. A newly approved wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the country, crippling a technology that is engrained in our daily lives.  (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, file)

    Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS

    A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars to consumer navigation devices.

  • Best Buy to sell access to new wireless network

    LightSquared, a company that's building a new nationwide wireless broadband network, says Best Buy will resell access to that network, starting with a trial early next year.

  • LightSquared gets first deal with a phone company

    LightSquared, a company building a new wireless broadband network to compete with those of AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless and Clearwire Corp., announced Tuesday its first phone-company customer, Leap Wireless International Inc.

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