FCC Pushes Back On Ligado Decision Despite GPS Interference Concerns

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit V. Pai has responded to a congressional letter expressing objections to the April 20 FCC decision to allow Ligado to establish a broadband network.

In a May 27 email sent to GPS World, the FCC wrote, “Given your interest in the Ligado order that the Commission adopted unanimously last month, we wanted to share with you the text of the letter Chairman Pai recently sent to members of Congress on this topic.”

The five-member FCC voted unanimously in April to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a low-power nationwide 5G network. Experts and policy makershave said the broadband network could — or likely would — interfere with reception of GPS signals.

On May 7, a bipartisan group of 23 members of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) sent a letter to the FCC questioning the decision, and this is the letter the FCC is now responding to.

Read more in GPS World article. https://www.gpsworld.com/fcc-pushes-back-on-ligado-decision-despite-gps-interference-concerns/?utm_source=Navigate%21+Weekly+GNSS+News&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=NCMCD200527003&oly_enc_id=1784A2382467C6V

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