Blog Editor’s Note; Here is another in our series linking you to articles about the FCC’s decision on Ligado Networks.

We freely admit that we are not re-posting pro-decision items. That’s because we find most all of the “pro” arguments either misguided or patently untrue. We try not to spread disinformation. 

If you are interested, you can find them easily enough on your own.


Opinion: Ligado Is LightSquared Fiasco 2.0


Credit: Lockheed Martin
In a recent AW&ST viewpoint, former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin argued in defense of the FCC’s flawed decision to allow high-power terrestrial transmitters in the quiet band of frequencies that includes GPS (AW&ST July 13-26, p. 74). Sadly, Goldin missed the whole point of the intense outcry against the FCC’s grave error: The FCC has failed to protect GPS, an incredibly valuable national treasure. The commission’s ruling benefits investors in one company but would do irreparable harm to millions of American GPS users. This is a sad replay of Ligado’s previous incarnation, LightSquared.