LightSquare Testing

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RigaRunner
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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby RigaRunner » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:27 pm

The Washington Post, which has carried literally dozens of full page, color self-congratulatory LightSquared advertisements over the past several months, proves today that you can bite the hand that feeds you!

The ads, which cost big bucks in a newspaper that reaches an audience of congressmen, Hill staff and Federal regulators every day, have never directly mentioned the GPS interference issue while extolling the generosity and ingenuity of the LightSquared concept.

Today the Post's aviation writer, Ashley Halsey, penned an article headlined "Wireless Expansion Plan Would Eat GPS Signals, Critics Say".

One of the best quotes is, "LightSquared's proposal is sort of like driving a lawn mower in a library."

Read it all at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/wireless-expansion-plan-would-eat-gps-signals-critics-say/2011/06/23/AGSCcDiH_story.html
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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby plutocrat03 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:09 pm

And the worm turns.......

LightSquared Scandal Explodes
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Allegations that we first made in February about White House political favors for a company called LightSquared are starting to get the attention they deserve.

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby kashcow » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:29 pm

Well, if the political conspiracies don't get you, the finger pointing will... especially when you tell Congress one thing and then complain bitterly about the opposite in the national advertisements you place.

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby mike.smith » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:24 pm

Hey, look! A politician actually doing something right, and for the benefit of the public! Who would have figured!?
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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby cozy171bh » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:44 pm

Just saw another online article yesterday. The LightSquare folks are still claiming that there's a 10 cent fix.

10 Cents? Do they really think people are going to buy that?

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby plutocrat03 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:30 pm

So if the fix is cheap, and LightSquared profits are proposed to be so vast, the solution is free replacement GPS units for all! :')

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby plutocrat03 » Mon May 14, 2012 10:22 pm

Reports are that Lightsquared has filed for Chapter 11!

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby tdukerich » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:49 pm

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Re: LightSquare Testing

Postby Scofreyjet » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:41 pm

I seem to recall that we've seen warnings about large-scale GPS testing before that weren't related in any way to Lightsquared. I certainly hope this is one of those!
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