Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS (in USA)

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Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS (in USA)

Postby cwyap » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:22 am

WASHINGTON – 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.

The problem stems from a recent government decision to let a Virginia company called LightSquared build a nationwide broadband network using airwaves next to those used for GPS. Manufacturers of GPS equipment warn that strong signals from the planned network could jam existing navigation systems.

A technical fix could be expensive — billions of dollars by one estimate — and there's no agreement on who should pay. Government officials pledge to block LightSquared from turning on its network as scheduled this year unless they receive assurances that GPS systems will still work.

Read more here:-
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110406/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_gps_threats;_ylt=AoX2Q.KVd0s2fEUpVKYQ64YjtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTJqMWs0N2dsBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNDA2L3VzX3RlY19ncHNfdGhyZWF0cwRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDcGxhbm5lZHdpcmVs

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Let's hope no privateers here in BolehLand have any wild idea similar to this. Already these people are going to nuke us despite our (taxpayers who pay their bloody salaries) objections. :fire:
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Re: Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS (in USA)

Postby cruiser » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:26 pm

cwyap wrote:Let's hope no privateers here in BolehLand have any wild idea similar to this. Already these people are going to nuke us despite our (taxpayers who pay their bloody salaries) objections. :fire:



Well, if they do regardless of the consequences it will be self inflict with negative results in no time as the rest of the industry will consume the perpetrator's selfish goals altogether.... I wouldn't worry too much as most things these days with the fast moving IT evolving industry are interrelated.
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