Good news for GPS users – especially the Military. Bad news for Obama backers. Writing this to keep it in the technology section and out of the Political section will be difficult. So I will stick to the facts.
Fact: Bloomberg News leaked a pending report showing that the Lightsquared technology disrupted 75% of GPS signals in Government testing:http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-1 ... tests.html
Fact: The Obama Administration has been pushing for the adoption and billions in funding of Lightsquared technology for satellite communications.
Fact: The Military has warned that their testing showed that it interfered with the GPS system.
Fact: Philipe Falcone of Harbinger hedge fund is a big investor in Lightsquared
Fact: Philipe Falcone of Harbinger hedge fund is a big fundraiser and donor to the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates
Fact: Four-star Air Force General William Shelton accused the White House of pressuring him in August to change his Congressional testimony to make his assessment of LightSquared more favorable.http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/10/lightsquared-disrupts-75-of-gps-receivers-in-govt-testing/
Conclusion: Adopting this technology would appear to be a devastating blow to existing GPS technology.
Conclusion: Adopting this technology would appear to be a big money maker for Democratic Party fundraisers and donors.