Thad Allen, Brad Parkinson And Chesley “Sully” SullenbergerJuly 27, 2020
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.