Yesterday, I published a press release by House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Tom Petri Rebuts LightSquared Ad in Letter to CEO and another press release where the Defense Department Seeks to Protect GPS Operations Against LightSquared Network.
In summary, Congressman Petri, House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman, disputes the LightSquared arguments that the GPS manufacturers are on the wrong side of this interference issue, and Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton, Commander of Air Force Space Command, told members of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces yesterday that LightSquared’s new terrestrial network has the potential to wreak havoc on GPS systems that are vital to the military.
While doing some followup reading on this subject, I came across a YouTube video produced by LightSquared entitled “Find Out Who is Trying to Block Wireless Innovation in America.”
Facts or LightSquared Propaganda
So, does the LightSquared “Find Out Who is Trying to Block Wireless Innovation in America” video actually debunk several GPS interference myths? Are the statements made facts or are they LightSquared propaganda?
I do not know which side is right or wrong, but clearly one side is wrong, as both make opposing arguments making it crystal clear that only one side is making correct assertions. I’ve provided the video out of fairness to both sides and so that you can make your own decision on this controversial issue.