The Telecommunications Law Resource Center is the most comprehensive reference and news platform for communications law, covering broadcasting, cable, broadband, telephony and wireless;...
Executives of LightSquared Subsidiary LLC continue to press the Federal Communications Commission to approve the company's revised proposal to use a 5-megahertz block of spectrum on a shared basis for providing mobile broadband services nationwide.
In a June 26 meeting with acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, Douglas Smith, LightSquared's chairman and CEO, and Jeffrey Carlisle, executive vice president of regulatory affairs and public policy, urged “prompt grant” of the proposal made last October by the company, according to an ex parte filing June 28.
LightSquared needs FCC permission to share 5 MHz of spectrum currently allocated for meteorological satellite service (1675-1680 MHz) and adjacent to a 5-MHz block that the company is already licensed to use (1670-1675 MHz). The two swaths of 5 MHz would give the company 10 MHz needed to deploy a network capable of offering mobile broadband services to as many as 260 million people on a wholesale basis throughout the United States.
As part of the company's application, LightSquared would agree to permanently relinquish its “terrestrial-usage” rights for the so-called “upper” 10 MHz of downlink frequencies (1545-1555 MHz), which are closest to global positioning systems operations and pose the greatest interference concerns.
LightSquared's latest bid is seen by industry observers as a last chance for the company to salvage its plans to create a broadband network that would serve a large swath of the country and compete with the likes of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc., the No. 1 and No. 2 wireless carriers in the United States.
GPS users had lobbied the FCC and Congress aggressively to block the company's original network plan, fearing it would interfere with their devices. In February 2012, the agency moved to revoke LightSquared's conditional waiver to begin construction.
The filing is at http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520926659.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)