Telecom Predictions for 2012
Although predicting the future is always a tricky business, the attorneys of Keller and Heckman LLP offer the following predictions for 2012 in the world of telecommunications. To see how we fared on our 2011 predictions...
YEAR IN REVIEW
During 2011, Congress dabbled with spectrum allocations while the FCC dealt with LightSquared, narrowbanding, mergers and other issues. Before turning our attention to the Presidential election and narrowbanding deadline that await in...
LightSquared Files Petition Seeking FCC Ruling on GPS Interference Protection
The debate regarding interference from LightSquared's proposed terrestrial system continues. On December 14 th , the Federal Government's National Coordination Office...
Jobs Act Includes Public Safety and Spectrum Provisions
Last week, President Obama unveiled the American Jobs Act proposing to allocate the 700 MHz D-Block to public safety, fund network construction through spectrum auctions and to impose additional...
House Subcommittee Hearing Focuses on LightSquared's Impact on GPS
Last week, the House Subcommittee on Aviation held a Hearing examining the use of GPS in the Aviation Industry. At the Hearing, John Pocari, the U.S. Department of Transportation's...
LightSquared Claims GPS Interference Caused by Ignored Standards
In a letter filed with the FCC last week, LightSquared claimed GPS manufacturers ignored government standards adopted by the Defense Department in developing GPS receivers. By ignoring...